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In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 4: Outdoor Play in Recess Time

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Outdoor Play in Recess Time
Outdoor Play in Recess Time
Robyn M. Holmes Kristen E. Kohm

When we began work on this chapter, memories of our childhood play experiences immediately surfaced. We fondly recalled playing Manhunt and Jail, games with expansive play spaces that traversed our neighborhoods. We also played sports, freeze tag, pretend, in tree forts, and in the woods and mud. We were by today's standards always ‘dirty’ and oh what fun we had. We enjoyed playing outdoors where we (and our caregivers) never worried about our safety (see also Chapter 7, this volume). On school grounds, we played four square, engaged in chasing games, jumped rope, played sports ...

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