Publications

For more information about the findings from this study, see the list of the publications from the Sydney Playground Project.

Book Chapter

Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Sandseter, E.B.H., Naughton, G., Little, H., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., & Engelen, L. (in press). Places to play outdoors: Sedentary and safe or active and risky? In P. Whiteman & K. De Gioia, (Eds.). Children and childhoods: Contemporary perspectives, places and practices. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Bundy, A, Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Wyver, S. & Luckett, T. (2009). Playfulness: Reframing the value of play and play spaces for children. In J. Bowes & R. Grace (Eds.). Children, families and communities: Contexts and consequences. (3rd ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Wyver, S., Baur, L., Schiller, W., Bauman, A., Engelen, L., Ragen, J., Luckett, T., Niehues, A., Stewart, G., Jessup, G., Brentnall, J. (2011). The Sydney Playground Project: Popping the bubblewrap - unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills. BMC Public Health 11: 680, doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-680
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Bundy, A. C., Luckett, T., Tranter, P. J., Naughton, G. A., Wyver, S., Spies, G., & Ragen, J. (2009). The Risk is that there is “No Risk”: A Simple Innovative Intervention to Increase Children’s Activity Levels. International Journal of Early Years Education, 17, 33-45. doi: 10.1080/09669760802699878
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Bundy, A. C., Luckett, T., Naughton, G. A., Tranter, P. J., Wyver, S. R., Ragen, J., et al. (2008). A playful interaction: Occupational therapy for ‘all’ children on the school playground. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 522-528.
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Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Little, H., Sandseter, E.B.H., & Bundy, A. (2010). Ten ways to restrict children’s freedom to play: The problem of surplus safety. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 11(3), 263-277. doi: 10.2304/ciec.2010.11.3.263
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Conference Proceedings

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., & Hansen, E.B.H. (2010, November/December). Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
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Conference Papers/Presentations

Engelen, L., Ragen, J., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Bundy, A. (2011, June). What‘s eating children’s recess. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne.

Engelen, L., Lau, J., Bundy, A. (2011, June) Perception vs Reality: Parents’ perceptions of children’s physical activity compared on two electronic diaries. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne.

Niehues, A. (2011, June). Everyday uncertainties: Parents’ risk perceptions and children’s free play. Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference and Exhibition, Gold Coast.

Niehues, A. (2010, November). Children DO NOT need cotton wool, bubble wrap and helicopters! Debate during A Slide, a Ball and a Puddle: Challenges of a Playspace Kidsafe Conference, Sydney.

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., & Hansen, E.B.H. (2010, November/December). Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences.Australian Association for Research in Education Conference Melbourne.

Wyver, S., Naughton, G., Little, H., Sandseter, E.B.H., Bundy, A., & Tranter, P. (2010, September). Safe and sedentary: The consequences of minimal-risk play environments. Inaugural Children and Childhoods Symposium, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Schiller, W., Tranter, P., Naugton, G., & Ragen, J. (2010, September). Outdoor play and social skills in the early school years: Preliminary findings from the Sydney Playground Project. Poster paper presented at 20th European Early Childhood Educators Research Association Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, UK.

Bundy, A., Wyver, S., Tranter, P., & Naughton, G. (2009, October). The risk is "no risk": A simple innovative intervention to increase children's activity. Invited Symposium: Physical activity in early childhood: Characteristics, influences and interventions. Be Active '09: 7th National Physical Activity Conference, Brisbane.

Bundy, A., Wyver, S, Tranter, P, Naughton, G, & Ragen, J. (2009, September). Removing “Surplus Safety” from the school playground: An intervention to enhance children’s physical activity. Poster presented at the ARACY National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Bundy, A., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Luckett, T., Ragen, J. (2009, July). Increasing physical and social play of young children: A low-cost but risky intervention. 10th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 10th Annual Conference. University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines.

Wyver, S, Bundy, A., Luckett, T., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., Singleton, E, Spies, G. (2008, September). Use of unstructured materials to promote playfulness, activity and risk taking in a school playground. 18th European Early Childhood Educators Research Association Annual Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Wyver, S., Ragen, J. (September, 2008). The risk is that there is “no risk”: A simple, innovative intervention to increase children’s activity levels. OT Australia 23rd National Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Other publications

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., & Tranter, P. (2008, Summer). Adventures in the school ground: Simple strategies to enhance the value of outdoor play. IPA/USA Quarterly. Retrieved from http://www.ipausa.org/.

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