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ERIC Number: EJ1180021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-0464
Benefits and Risks of Tree Climbing on Child Development and Resiliency
Gull, Carla; Goldenstein, Suzanne Levenson; Rosengarten, Tricia
International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, v5 n2 p10-29 Spr 2018
This study examined the benefits and risks associated with tree climbing on child development and resiliency. A mixed method survey instrument was administered to parents of children aged 3-13 years who climbed trees. The survey examined demographics, details of tree climbing activities, and the type of injuries that have resulted from this type of risky play. The results indicated that even though tree climbing can result in minor injuries, it is a relatively safe outdoor activity. Children afforded the opportunity to be involved in risky play such as tree climbing grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and creatively, and have increased resiliency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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