Topic Progress:

Brussoni, M., Olsen, L. L., Pike, I., Sleet, & D, A. (2012). Risky play and children’s safety: Balancing priorities for optimal child development. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9, 3134-3148. doi:10.3390/ijerph9093134

Little, H., & Wyver, S. (2008). Outdoor play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits? Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 33(2), 33-40.

Outside Play tool:

Brussoni, M., Brunelle, S., Pike, I., Sandseter, E. B. H., Herrington, S., Turner, H., Belair, S., Logan, L., Fuselli, P., Ball, D. J. (2015). Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion? Injury Prevention, 21, 344-347. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041241 (Available at:

Brussoni, M., Jin, A., George, M. A., & Lalonde, C. (2015). Aboriginal community-level predictors of injury-related hospitalization in British Columbia, Canada. Prevention Science, 16(4), 560-567. DOI: 10.1007/s11121-014-0503-1 (

Brussoni, M., Gibbons, R., Gray, C., Ishikawa, T., Sandseter, E. B. H., Bienenstock, A., Chabot, G., Herrington, S., Janssen, I., Pickett, W., Power, M., Stranger, N., Sampson, M., & Tremblay, M. S. (2015). What is the relationship between risky outdoor play and health in children? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(6),6423-6454.  DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120606423 (Available at:

Sandseter, E. B. H. (2009). Characteristics of risky play. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 9(1), 3-21.

Spencer, K. & Wright, P. (2014 November). Quality Outdoor Play Spaces for Young Children. In Young Children. Retrieved from

University of British Columbia (2015 June 9). Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study.  Retrieved from