Playing outside: who, where and what? 

In September and October 2021, thirty students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences conducted research in the Netherlands. Every student walked crosswise through their own residential area on at least two different days to observe where and which children are playing outside, writes urban geographer Gerben Helleman, author of the blog Urban Springtime.

“In addition, we looked at who they play with and what activities they undertook. These observations were made on random weekdays after school (92 per cent) and sometimes on weekends (eight per cent). A total of 1,191 children were observed in twenty different municipalities.”

Read the report here.

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