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Merete Lund Fasting

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 39: The Magic of Outdoor Play: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach

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The Magic of Outdoor Play: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach
The Magic of Outdoor Play: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Approach
Merete Lund Fasting
INTRODUCTION

The outdoor lives of children in their local natural environment have changed over recent years. Children's activities and play have become increasingly planned, conducted and controlled by adults.

Many parents are afraid of letting their children play outside and do not allow them to play in exciting natural places on their own (Holloway & Valentine, 2000; Sandseter & Sando, 2016; Tovey, 2007). The childhood culture of playing outside has more or less disappeared, and children's everyday lives have moved indoors (Hart, 1997; Moore, 2004). Barker and colleagues have discussed the benefits of ...

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