JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Engelen, L., Perry, G., Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Chan, T.K.Y., Ragen, J., & Bauman, A. (2017). Spying on children during a school playground intervention using a novel method for direct observation of activities during outdoor play. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning. 1-10.

Bundy, A., Engelen, L., Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., Bauman, A., Baur, L., Schiller, W., Simpson, J.M., Niehues, A.N., Perry, G., Jessup, G., & Naughton, G. (2017). Sydney Playground Project: A cluster randomized trial to increase physical activity, play and social skills.  Journal of School Health, 87(10), 751-759.

Niehues, A.N., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P. (2016). Reframing healthy risk taking: Parents’ dilemmas and strategies to promote children’s well-being. Journal of Occupational Science, 23(4), 449-463. 

Sterman, J., Naughton, G., Froude, E., Villeneuve, M., Beetham, K., Wyver, S., Bundy, A. (2016). Outdoor play decisions by caregivers of children with disabilities: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(6), 1-27.

Spencer, G., Bundy, A., Wyver, S., Villeneuve, M., Tranter, P., Beetham, K., Ragen, J., Naughton, G. (2016). Uncertainty in the school playground: Shifting rationalities and teachers’ sense-making in the management of risks for children with disabilities. Health, Risk & Society, 18(5-6), 301-317.

Bundy, A.C., Wyver, S., Beetham, K., Ragen, J., Naughton, G.A., Tranter, P., Norman, R., Villeneuve, M., Honey, A., Simpson, J., & Sterman, J. (2015). The Sydney Playground Project – Levelling the playing field: A cluster trial of a primary school-based intervention aiming to promote manageable risk-taking in children with disability. BMC Public Health, 15, 1125.

Niehues, A.N., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P. (2015).  Parents’ Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children’s Everyday Activities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(3), 809-820.

Engelen, L., Bundy, A.C., Bauman, A., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., & Baur, L. (2015). Young children’s after-school activities – There’s more to it than screen time: A cross-sectional study of young primary children.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12 (1), 8-12.

Engelen, L., Bundy, A.C., Lau, J., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Bauman, A., & Baur, L. (2015). Understanding patterns of young children’s physical activity after school – It’s all about context: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12 (3), 335-339.

Hill.A., Bundy, A.C. (2014). Reliability and validity of a new instrument to measure tolerance of everyday risk for children. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(1), 68-76.

Niehues, A.N., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2013). Everyday uncertainties: Reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13(3), 223-237.

Engelen, L., Bundy, A.C., Naughton, G., Jessup, G., van der Ploeg, H.P. (2013). Preventive Medicine Increasing physical activity in young primary school children - it's child's play: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 319-325. 


Lau, J., Engelen, L., Bundy, A. (2013). Parents' perceptions of children's physical activity compared on two electronic diaries. Pediatric Exercise Science, 25(1), 124-137. 

Engelen, L., Bundy, A.C., Naughton, G., Simpson, J.M., Bauman, A., Ragen, J., Baur, L., Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Niehues, A., Schiller, W., Perry, G., Jessup, G., & van der Ploeg, H. (2013). Increasing physical activity in young primary school children - it's child's play: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 319-325.

Bundy, A.C., 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.

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.

Bundy, A., Luckett, T., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Ragen, J., & Spies, G. (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(1), 33-45.

Bundy, A., Tranter, P., Luckett, T., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., G. Spies & Ragen, J. A (2008). Playful interaction:  Occupational therapy for ‘all’ children on the playground.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 522-527.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Wyver, S. & Little, H. (in press, accepted 16 January, 2017). Early childhood education environments: Affordances for risk-taking and physical activity in play.  In H. Brewer & M.R. Jalongo (Eds.). Physical activity and health promotion in the early years: Evidence-based practices for early childhood educators. Springer.

 

Wyver, S. (2017). Outdoor play and cognitive development. In T. Waller, E. Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E.B.H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, S.Wyver (Eds.). SAGE handbook of outdoor play and learning (pp. 85-96). SAGE.

 

Wyver, S., Engelen, L., Naughton, G., Bundy, A. (2017). The importance of randomized controlled trials as an evidence base. In T. Waller, E. Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E.B.H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, S.Wyver (Eds.). SAGE handbook of outdoor play and learning (pp. 480-494). SAGE: London.

 

Wyver, S., Kent, J.L., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Engelen, E., Bundy, A., & Tara, K. (2017). Urban environments and outdoor learning. In H. Little, S. Elliott & S. Wyver. (Eds.) Outdoor learning environments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking (pp. 262-274). Allen & Unwin.

 

Little, H., Elliott, S., & Wyver, S. (2017). Why does outdoor play and learning matter? In H. Little, S. Elliott & S. Wyver. (Eds.) Outdoor learning environments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking. Allen & Unwin.

 

Waller, T., Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E., Sandseter, E.B.H., Lee-Hammond, L., Lekies, K., Wyver, S. (2017). Introduction. In T. Waller, E. Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E.B.H. Sandseter, L. Lee-Hammond, K. Lekies, S.Wyver (Eds.). SAGE handbook of outdoor play and learning (pp. 1-21). SAGE.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., Naughton, G., & Niehues, A.N. (2017). Loose parts on the school playground: A playful approach to promoting health and wellbeing for children of all abilities.  In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.). Health and wellbeing in the early years (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press.

 

Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Bundy, A., & Engelen, L. (2017). Active outdoor play.  In R. Grace, K. Hodge, C. McMahon (Eds.) Children, families and communities (5th ed.). (pp. 222-241). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Barnes, K., & Engelen, L. (2015). Lessons of a cardboard box: The delicate balance of fear, intuition and evidence.  In G. Duarte & D.H. Cortez-Castro, (Eds.). Children’s play: Research, reflections and possibilities (pp. 163-173). Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., Naughton, G. & Nelson Niehues, A. (2014). The Sydney Playground Project: A playful approach to promoting health and wellbeing.  In S. Garvis & D. Pendergast (Eds.). Health and wellbeing in the early years (pp. 349-360). Cambridge University Press.

 

Little, H., & Wyver, S. (2014). Outdoor play in Australia.  In T. Maynard & J. Waters (Eds.). Exploring outdoor play in the early years (pp. 141-156). Open University Press.

 

Wyver, S. (2012). Forming images of children: The image impact pyramid.  In S. Wyver & P. Whiteman, (Eds.). Children and childhoods 2: Images of childhood (pp. 2-13). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Wyver, S. (2012). An optimistic view of the role of research in changing images of childhood.  In S. Wyver & P. Whiteman, (Eds.). Children and childhoods 2: Images of childhood (pp.168-172). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Bundy, A., & Naughton, G. (2012). Changing contexts of play: Losses and opportunities. In J. Bowes, R. Grace & K. Hodge (Eds.). Children, families and communities: Contexts and consequences, 4th ed (pp. 162-175). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

 

Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Sandseter, E.B.H., Naughton, G., Little, H., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., & Engelen, L. (2012). Places to play outdoors: Sedentary and safe or active and risky? In P. Whiteman & K. De Gioia, (Eds.). Children and childhoods 1: Contemporary perspectives, places and practices (pp. 85-107). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. IS

 

Bundy, A., Tranter, P., Naughton, G., Wyver, S. & Luckett, T. (2009). Playfulness: Interactions between play contexts and child development. In J. Bowes & R. Grace (Eds.). Children, families and communities: Contexts and consequences (3rd ed.) (pp. 76-88). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Wyver, S., Engelen, L., Bundy, A., & Naughton, G. (2012). What’s eating into school recess?  Implications of extended eating for free play and physical activity. In J. Wright, (Ed.). Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Sydney, University of Sydney.

Tranter, P.J., Bundy, A.C., Engelen, L., Wyver, S.R., Naughton, G.A., Niehues, A. & Ragen, J. (2012). Taking a risk with playful places for children: Removing “surplus safety from the school ground. In J. Rudner & M. Kennedy (Eds.). Integrating research and practice proceedings (pp. 49-67). Bendigo, Vic: Community Planning and Development Program, La Trobe University.

 

Little, H., Wyver, S., & Gibson, F. (2010). Levels of positive risk-taking and peer context in preschoolers’ play. In S. Howard (Ed.). Proceedings of the AARE International Education Research Conference. AARE. h

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Sandseter, E.B., & Ragen, J. (2010). Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences. In S. Howard (Ed.). Proceedings of the AARE International Education Research Conference. AARE.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Engelen, L., Wyver, S., Bundy, A. & Naughton, G. (2012). After school hours activities of young Australian school children: Low levels of outdoor play and peer interaction. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement), 15(6), 107.

 

Englelen, L., Naughton, G., Bundy, A., Wyver, S., Bauman, A., Baur, L., Perry, G., Jessup, G., & Ragen, J. (2012). Physically active at school – It’s child’s play. The Sydney Playground Project. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Supplement), 15(6), 131.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Ragen, J., Tranter, P., Beetham, K., Villeneuve, M., Spencer, G., & Simpson, J. Loose parts play: Changing the nature of outdoor playgrounds for children with disabilities.  Active Living Research Conference 2017, Florida, USA. 26 Feb – 1 March, 2017.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., & Naughton, G. (29 Aug – 1 Sept, 2012). After school hours activities of young Australian school children: Low levels of outdoor play and peer interaction. European Early Childhood Education Association Conference, Porto, Portugal.

 

Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., & Naughton G. (20-22 July, 2012). Low levels of social interaction and physical activity after school.  Results from palm pilot surveys of 5-7 year olds in Sydney. Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference, Singapore.

 

Engelen, L., Wyver, S., Bundy, A. & Naughton, G. (Oct 31- Nov 3 -2012). After school hours activities of young Australian school children: Low levels of outdoor play and peer interaction. Be Active 2012: Combined 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney.

 

Engelen, L., Naughton, G., Bundy, A., Wyver, S., Bauman, A., Baur, L., Perry, G., Jessup, G., & Ragen, J. (Oct 31- Nov 3 -2012). Physically active at school – It’s child’s play. The Sydney Playground Project. Be Active 2012: Combined 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney.

 

Wyver, S., Sandseter, E.B.H., & Little, H. (30 July – 2 August, 2011). Developing risk-takers: A comparison of pedagogical approaches in Australia and Norway. Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 12th Annual Conference, Kobe Convention Centre, Kobe, Japan.

Engelen, L., Ragen, J., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., & Bundy, A. (15-18 June, 2011). What’s eating children’s recess at school? Poster paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne. http://isbnpa.eproceedings.com.au/papers/P260.pdf

 

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.

 

Little, H., Wyver, S., & Gibson, F. (2010, November/December). Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, University of Melbourne, 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., Naughton, 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.

 

Little, H., Wyver, S., & Gibson, F. (2010, July). Children’s risk-taking in outdoor play: The influence of play context and adult interaction. 10th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 10th Annual Conference. Hangzhou, China.

 

Chan, S.M., & Wyver, S. (2010, July). Development and validation of the Parental Goals for Children’s Individualistic and Relational Emotional Competence Scale. 10th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 10th Annual Conference. Hangzhou, China.

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.

 

Little, H, Wyver, S., & Gibson, F. (2008, September). Thrills (and spills?) in the playground: 4-5 year old children’s physical risk-taking in early childhood environments.  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.

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