Access to Play
Accessibility
Animal Play
Built Environment
Early Childhood Education
Health
KaBOOM!
Nature Play
Play Deficit
Play Strategies
Playgrounds
Playwork
Recess

Access to Play

IKEA Play Report: International Summary of Research Results. Family Kids and Youth/ Research,
           (2010).
           http://www.fairplayforchildren.org/pdf/1280152791.pdf

The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bond:
          Focus on Children in Poverty. Milteer, Regina M., Ginsburg, Kenneth R., et al.
          Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Volume 129, Number 1, Pages e204-e213, (2012).
           http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/1/e204.full

Accessibility

Accessible play areas: a summary of accessibility guidelines for play areas          
            U.S. Access Board Summary and Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas
            (2005)
            http://www.access-board.gov/play/guide/guide.pdf

Developing Accessible Play Space in the UK: A Social Model Approach
            Dunn, Karen & Moore, Michele
            Children, Youth and Environments 15(1), 2005
            http://incfit.org/files/f9_Accessible_Play_Space.pdf

Animal Play

Juvenile survival and benefits of play behavior in brown bears, Ursus arctos.
            Fagen, Robert & Fagen, Johanna
            Evolutionary Ecology Research, 6: 89-102 (2004)
            http://kaboom.org/docs/documents/pdf/Fagen-and-Fagen-2004.pdf

Play behavior and multi-year juvenile survival in free-ranging brown bears, Ursus arctos.
            Fagen, Robert & Fagen, Johanna
            Evolutionary Ecology Research, 11: 1-15 (2009)
            http://kaboom.org/docs/documents/pdf/Fagen-and-Fagen-2009.pdf

Built Environment

Independent mobility, perceptions of the built environment and children’s participation in play, active travel
            and structured exercise and sport: the PEACH project.
            Page, Angie S., Cooper, Ashley R., Griew, Pippa, & Jago Russell.
            Internatonal Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7:17, (2010).
            http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/7/1/17

The built environment and children’s health.
            Cummings, Susan Kay & Jackson, Richard Joseph.
            Pediatrics Clinics of North America. Pages 1241-1252. (2001).
            http://bhn.arizona.edu/files/resources/builltenvironment.pdf

The Impact Of Parks And Open Spaces On Property Values (2007)
            John L. Crompton
            http://www.cprs.org/membersonly/Winter07_PropertyValues.htm

The built environment: Designing communities to promote physical activity in children
            Committee on Environmental Health
            Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Volume 123, Number 6, Pages 1591-1598, (2009)
            http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/123/6/1591

The role of built environments in physical activity, eating, and obesity in childhood
            Sallis, James F., Glanz, Karen
            The Future of Children, Volume 16, Number 1, Pages 89-108, (2006)
            http://www.sph.emory.edu/EPRC/resources/pubs/glanz_the%20role%20of%20built%20e
            nvironments.pdf

Early Childhood Education

Baltimore district tackles high suspension rates
            Maxwell, L.A.
            Education Week, (2007)
            http://www.edweek.org/login.html?source=http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/04/25/           

Crisis in the kindergarten: Why children need play in school
            Miller, Edward & Almon, Joan
            Alliance for Childhood, (2009)
            http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/sites/allianceforchildhood.org/files/file/kindergarten_report.pdf

From play to literacy: implications for the classroom
            Wilford, Sara
            Sarah Lawrence College, Child Development Institute, (2000)
            http://www.slc.edu/media/cdi/pdf/Occasional%20Papers/CDI_Occasional_Paper_Wilford_2000.pdf

Open Pandora’s box: curiosity and imagination in the classroom
            Engel, Susan
            Sarah Lawrence College, Child Development Institute, (2006)
            http://www.slc.edu/media/cdi/pdf/Occasional%20Papers/CDI_Occasional_Paper_2006_Engel.pdf

Resurrecting free play in young children: Looking beyond fitness and fatness to attention, affiliation, and
            affect
            Burdette, Hillary L. & Whitaker, Robert C.
            Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Volume 159, Number 1, Pages 46-50, (2005)
            http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/159/1/46

The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent child bonds
            Ginsburg, Kenneth R.
            Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Volume 119, Number 1, (2007)
            http://www.aap.org/pressroom/playFINAL.pdf

Zero to six: Electronic media in the lives of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
            Rideout, Victor J., Vandewater, Elizabeth A., & Wartella, Ellen A.
            The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, (2003)
            http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/Zero-to-Six-Electronic-Media-in-the-Lives-of-Infants-Toddlers-
            and-Preschoolers-PDF.pdf

Health

Balance: 2007 end of year report
            Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
            (2007)
            http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/eoybalance2007.pdf

Battling childhood obesity in the US: An interview with Robert Wood Johnson’s CEO
            Miller, Matt & Taliento, Lynn  
            The McKinsey Quarterly, (2009)
            http://triskeles.org/uploads/images/RWJohnson_Obesity.pdf

Building “generation play”: Addressing the crisis of inactivity among America’s children
            Stanford University, School of Medicine
            (2007)
            http://www.playeveryday.org/Stanford%20Report.pdf

Calories in, calories out: Food and exercise in public elementary schools
Institute of education sciences
           http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006057.pdf

Couch kids:  the nation’s future
            British Heart Foundation
            http://www.bhf.org.uk/plugins/PublicationsSearchResults/DownloadFile.aspx?docid=f05c0823-017b-436c-a638-859e332fffaf&version=-1&title=G243+Couch+Kids+-+the+nation's+future&resource=G243_1109

F as in fat: How obesity policies are failing in America 2008
            Levi, Jeffrey, Vinter, Serena, St. Laurent, Rebecca, & Segal, Laura M.
            The Trust for America’s Health & The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (2008)
            http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2008/Obesity2008Report.pdf

 Get off the sofa and go and play: Family and socioeconomic influences on the physical activity of 10-11
            year old children
            Brockman, Rowan, Jago, Russell, Fox, Kenneth R., Thompson, Janice L., Cartwright, Kim, &  Page,
            Angie S.
            BMC Public Health, 9:253, (2009)
            http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/253

Green neighborhoods, food retail and childhood overweight: Differences by population density
            Lui, Gilbert C., Wilson, Jeffrey S., Qi, Rong, & Ying, Jun
            The Science of Health Promotion, Volume 21, Number 4, (2007)
            http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/admin.nsf/Images/Green_Neighborhoods.pdf/$File
            /Green_Neighborhoods.pdf

A holistic approach to health and safety
           http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/resources/ECLKC_Bookstore/PDFs/AE4C214BC91D85099235F71E42B9A061.pdf

The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bonds
           Ginsburg, Kenneth R.
           Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatrics. Volume119, Number 1, (2007)
           http://www.aap.org/pressroom/playFINAL.pdf

Local government actions to prevent childhood obesity.
           The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (2009)
           http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2009/ChildhoodObesityPrevention
           LocalGovernments/local%20govts%20obesity%20report%20brief%20FINAL%20for%20web.Ashx

Neighborhood safety and overweight status in children
           Lumeng, Julie C., Appugliese, Danielle, Cabral, Howard J., Bradley, Robert H., & Zuckerman, Barry
           Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Volume 160, (2006)
           http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/160/1/25.pdf

Overview of the IOM’s Childhood Obesity Prevention Study. Sept. 2004. The Institute of Medicine.  (2009)
           http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2004/Preventing-Childhood-Obesity-Health-
           in-the-Balance/factsheetoverviewfinalBitticks.ashx

Parks Playground and Active Living. Active Living Research, 2010.
           http://www.activelivingresearch.org/files/Synthesis_Mowen_Feb2010.pdf

Park Use and Physical Activity in a Sample of Public Parks in the City of Los Angeles.
           Cohen, Deborah, Amber Sehgal, Stephanie Williamson, Roland Sturm, Thomas L. McKenzie,
           Rosa Lara, and Nicole Lurie, RAND Corporation, TR-357-HLTH, 2006, 103 pp.
           http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR357/

Pediatrics:  The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds (2006)
           http://www.aap.org/pressroom/playfinal.pdf

Physical activity guidelines for Americans
           U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
           (2008)
           http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/pdf/paguide.pdf

Research Quarterly for Exercise and sport (2010)
           http://www.aahperd.org/rc/publications/rqes/upload/TOC_Abstracts-for-Web-_Mar-2010.pdf

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010
           Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and
           Human Services, 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads
           /PA_State_Indicator_Report_2010.pdf

           
The VERB campaign
           Collins, Janet L. & Wechsler, Howell
           The American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Volume 34, Issue 6, Pages S171-S172, (2008)
           http://www.ajpm-online.net/article/S0749-3797(08)00262-6/fulltext

Year Four Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to Combat Childhood Obesity Evaluation (2008)
           http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/3300.31871.uamsyearfoureval.pdf

KaBOOM!

Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale
           Fulton, Katherine & Grant, Heather M., Monitor Institute, 2010.
           http://kaboom.org/about_kaboom/reports_and_studies/breaking_new_ground_using_internet_scale

Pediatricians on the Importance of Play: Access To Quality Playspaces Fosters Healthy Childhood
           Development
           Harris Interactive Poll, Commissioned by KaBOOM! (2005)
           http://kaboom.org/take_action/play_research/studies_and_research/harris_interactive_survey

Play Matters: A study of best practices to inform local policy and process in support of children’s play
           KaBOOM (2009)
           http://kaboom.org/take_action/playful_city_usa/program_details/best_practices_play

Playground Use in the U.S.
           Gallup Study, Commissioned KaBOOM! and The Home Depot (2003)
           http://kaboom.org/take_action/play_research/studies_and_research/2003_gallup_study_results

Nature Play

Call to activity: getting kids moving in the great outdoors
           U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
           (2008)
           http://www.fitness.gov/publications/council/calltoactivity_sept08.pdf.pdf

Creating and retrofitting play environments: Best practices guidelines
           PlayCore, Inc. & NC State University, College of Design, Natural Learning Initiative (2009)
           http://www.naturegrounds.org/guidelines.html

Girls who play in dirt, mud grow up healthier, says researcher (2011)
           http://www.king5.com/health/Girls-who-play-in-dirt-mud-grow-up-healthier-says-researcher-123280248.html

Great outdoors America
           The Outdoor Resources Review Group, Resources for the Future
           (2009) 
           http://www.orrgroup.org/documents/July2009_Great-Outdoors-America-report.pdf

Kids dig dirt! Green paper
           The Association of Children’s Museums
           (2008)
           http://www.naturalearning.org/docs/ACM_KidsDigDirt_GreenPaper.pdf

Safety, growth, and equity: Parks and open space
           Raya, Richard & Rubin, Victor
           PolicyLink, (2006)
           http://www.policylink.org/atf/cf/%7B97C6D565-BB43-406D-A6D5-
           ECA3BBF35AF0%7D/SafetyGrowthEquity-ParksOpenSpace_final.pdf

Play Deficit

Building "Generation Play": Addressing the Crisis of Inactivity Among America's Children
           Stanford University
           http://www.outdoorfoundation.org/pdf/StanfordReport.pdf

Changes in children’s time with parents, U.S. 1981-1997
           Sandberg, John F. & Hofferth, Sandra L.
           University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Population Studies Center, Report No. 01-475,
           (2001)
           http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/pdf/rr01-475.pdf

Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year Olds.
           Rideout, Victoria J., Foehr, Ulla G., & Roberts, Donald F. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010.
           http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/8010.pdf

I wish the kids didn’t watch so much TV: out of school time in three low income communities
           Miller, B., O’Connor, S. Sirignano, S.W., & Joshi, P.
           Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, (1997)
           http://www.wcwonline.org/pdf/previews/preview_s1a.pdf

State Indicator Report on Physical Activity (2010)
           Center for Disease control and Prevention
           http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/PA_State_Indicator_Report_2010.pdf

Play Strategies

Changes in Children's Time with Parents, U.S. 1981-1997 (2001)
           John F. Sandberg, and Sandra L. Hofferth
           http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/pdf/rr01-475.pdf

The economics of early childhood policy: What the dismal science has to say about investing in children.
           M. Rebecca Kilburn, Lynn A. Karoly
           http://www.casey.org/Resources/Publications/pdf/EconomicsEarlyChildhood.pdf

New Report Shows School District Wellness Policies Fail to Provide Strong Guidelines (2010)
           Chriqui JF, Schneider L, Chaloupka FJ, Gourdet C, Bruursema A, Ide K and Pugach O
           http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity/product.jsp?id=66968

H.R. 2045/S. 866, The No Child Left Inside Act of 2009. The Library of Congress.
           http://thomas.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR02054:@@@T|/bss/111search.html|

The Outdoor Classroom: “No Child Left Inside”
           Eric Nelson
           https://secure.ccie.com/library/5017140.pdf

H.R. 2045/S.651, the PLAY Every Day Act. The Library of Congress.
           http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2045

Planning for play: Guidance on the development and implementation of a local play strategy
           The Big Lottery Fund & The Children’s Play Council
           (2006)
           http://www2.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_cp_planning_for_play.pdf

Play for a change
           Lester, Stuart & Russell, Wendy
           University of Gloucestershire, (2008)
           http://www.playengland.org.uk/resources/play-for-a-change-chapter-1.pdf

Play Matters: A study of best practices to inform local policy and process in support of children’s play
           KaBOOM (2009)
           http://kaboom.org/help_save_play/playful_city_usa/best_practices_play

The role of pretend play in children’s cognitive development  (2002)
           http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n1/bergen.html

Playgrounds

An Annotated Bibliography of Nature Play
           Green Hearts
           http://www.greenheartsinc.org/uploads/Green_Hearts_annotated_bibliography.pdf

Availability of physical activity-related facilities and neighborhood demographic and socioeconomic
           characteristics: A national study
           Powell, Lisa M., Slater, Sandy, Chaloupka, Frank J., & Harper, Deborah
           The American Journal of Public Health,Volume 96, Number 9, (2006)
           http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1551946/pdf/0961676.pdf

Containing children: some lessons on planning for play from New York City
           Hart, Roger
           Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 14, No. 2, 135-148 (2002)
           http://eau.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2/135

Designing for active living among children (2007)
           Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
           http://www.activelivingresearch.org/files/Built_Design.pdf

KaBOOM! and the Home Depot commission first Gallup survey on playground use in the United States 
           KaBOOM! (2003)
           http://kaboom.org/help_save_play/playmaker_network/research_about_play/studies_and_statistics
           /2003_gallup_study_result

Kids ‘n safe play: regulations, litigation, and playground safety.
           Widman, A. (2008)
           http://www.centerjd.org/archives/studies/PlaygroundSafetyWhitePaperF.pdf

Park safety and physical activity
           The Trust for Public Land.
           https://www.activelivingresearch.org/files/2011_Partnerships_Isacoff.pdf

Playground Use in the U.S.
           Gallup Study, Commissioned KaBOOM! and The Home Depot (2003)
           http://kaboom.org/help_save_play/playmaker_network/research_about_play/studies_and_statistics
           /2003_gallup_study_result

Playing it safe: The sixth nationwide safety survey of public playgrounds
           Weintraub, Rachel & Cassady, Alison
           The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund & The Consumer Federation of America,
           (2002)
           http://www.consumerfed.org/elements/www.consumerfed.org/file/health/PlayingItSafeJune2002.pdf

Playwork

The benefits of play and playwork
           Manwaring, Beth & Taylor, Chris
           The Community and Youth Workers’ Union & SkillsActive, (2006)
           http://play.rg-cs.co.uk/assets/Documents/CYWUResearchComplete.pdf

The impact of out of school care: A qualitative study examining the views of children, families and
           playworkers
           Barker, John, Smith, Fiona, Morrow, Virginia, Weller, Susie, Hey, Valerie, &   Harwin, Judith
           Department for Education and Skills, Research Report RR446, (2003)
           http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR446.pdf

Lessons learnt from disaster: Play work and creative arts
           Joe L. Frost
           http://acei.org/wp-content/uploads/disasters.pdf

Recess

Assessing recess: Growing concerns about shrinking play time in schools
           The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
           (2008)
           http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/s4krecesssurvey2008.pdf

Recess- It’s indispensable (2009)
           Young Children
           http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200909/On%20Our%20Minds%20909.pdf

Recess rules: why the undervalued playtime may be America’s best investment for healthy kids and
           healthy schools
           The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
           (2007) 
           http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/sports4kidsrecessreport.pdf

School recess and group classroom behavior
           Barros, Romina M., Silver, Ellen J., & Stein, Ruth E.K.
           Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatrics, Volume 123, Number 2, Pages 431- 436, (2009)
           http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/123/2/431

The State of Play: Gallup Survey of Principals on School Recess
           Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010.
           http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/stateofplayrecessreportgallup.pdf

Time out: is recess in danger?
           Barth, Patte
           The Center for Public Education, (2008)
           http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Organizing-a-school/Time-out-Is-recess-in-danger