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Shirley Wyver

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 5: Outdoor Play and Cognitive Development

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Outdoor Play and Cognitive Development
Outdoor Play and Cognitive Development
Shirley Wyver
INTRODUCTION

There is no shortage of claims about the importance of play for children's cognitive development. In many ways, the claims have become so familiar, and many practitioners/policy-makers have become so dependent on these claims, that a challenge to this ‘truth’ can almost be seen as letting the team down. A range of researchers have already documented and critiqued existing research on play and cognition (Bergen, 2002; Lillard, Lerner, Hopkins, Dore, Smith, & Palmquist, 2012; Meyers & Berk, 2014; Pellegrini & Holmes, 2006). Their reviews have served an important purpose in improving research quality, underscoring the need for multisite replication, sharpening theoretical ...

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