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Hughes, C. et al. (2009) How do families help or hinder the emergence of early executive function? (Journal Article)

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This chapter describes longitudinal findings from a socially diverse sample of 125 British children seen at ages two and four. Four models of social influence on executive function are tested, using multiple measures of family life as well as comprehensive assessments of children's executive functions. Our results confirm the importance of maternal scaffolding for young children's executive functions, but they also suggest positive effects of observational learning and adverse effects of disorganized and unpredictable family life; however, no support was found for an association between executive function and general positive characteristics of family interactions.

Date:
January 2009
Volume:
2009
Page/s:
35-50
Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Longitudinal
  • Self-regulation
  • Socio-economic background
  • Executive function
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Institution, . (2017) Center for Universal Education (Web Page)

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Center for Universal Education

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January 2017
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  • At-risk
  • Non-profit
  • Socio-economic background
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Kimbro, R. et al. (2011) Young children in urban areas: Links among neighborhood characteristics, weight status, outdoor play, and television watching (Journal Article)

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Date:
January 2011
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Volume:
72
Page/s:
668-676
Synonyms:
  • Longitudinal
  • Outdoor play
  • Physical health
  • Physical play
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
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Play, . (2017) Right To Play International (Web Page)

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Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 20​00 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, we help children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact​.

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Date:
January 2017
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Synonyms:
  • At-risk
  • Children's rights
  • Games with rules
  • Mental health
  • Non-profit
  • Physical health
  • Physical play
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
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University, . (2018) Learning Through Play (Web Page)

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The Learning Through Play project utilizes games and play coaching to improve executive function skills in children.

This intervention strategy utilizes games and play coaching to improve executive function skills in children. The Learning Through Play team has tested this intervention in a center-based, trauma-informed early education setting, where it also ran coaching sessions for adult caregivers on how to scaffold play and support children’s skill development. Based on lessons learned in those pilots, the intervention has now been adapted to enhance a home visiting program to increase the impact of supporting the development of children’s executive function skills.

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Date:
January 2018
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Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Games with rules
  • Mental health
  • Parent/Guardian play
  • Self-regulation
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
  • Executive function
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Veitch, J. et al. (2006) Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents’ perceptions of influences on children's active free-play (Journal Article)

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This study explored the perceptions of 78 parents from low, mid and high socio-economic areas in Melbourne, Australia to increase understanding of where children play and why. Using an ecological model interviews with parents revealed that safety and social factors emerged as key social themes, facilities at parks and playgrounds, and urban design factors emerged as important physical environment themes. The children's level of independence and attitudes to active free-play were considered to be important individual level influences on active free-play. The study findings have important implications for future urban planning and children's opportunities for active free-play.

Date:
January 2006
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Volume:
12
Page/s:
383-393
Synonyms:
  • Free play
  • Outdoor play
  • Physical health
  • Physical play
  • Playground
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
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