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Susan Herrington, Sara Brunelle & Mariana Brussoni

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 9: Outdoor Play Spaces in Canada: As if Children Mattered

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Outdoor Play Spaces in Canada: As if Children Mattered
Outdoor Play Spaces in Canada: As If Children Mattered
Susan Herrington Sara Brunelle Mariana Brussoni
OUTDOOR PLAY IN A CANADIAN CONTEXT

In Canada, a myriad of social and political practices have limited children's opportunities for outdoor play and the types of play spaces we design for children. ‘Intensive parenting', in which parents have close involvement in and control of children's lives to ensure that they reach their full potential (Einboden, Rudge, & Varcoe, 2013; Shirani, Henwood, & Coltart, 2012; Wall & Arnold, 2007; Zelizer, 1985), has shifted values regarding children and the outdoor play spaces where they ...

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