Tweens Love Playgrounds: Science-based practice tips for school playground design

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Webinar details


April 19, 2023

Time (ET)

1am, 5am, 2pm


60 minutes







Webinar description

The challenge in making a sedentary generation of tweens active is outspoken: On a global scale, only around 23% of all 11 to 17-year-olds meet the minimum recommendations for physical activity. This is devastating, especially as tweens and teens repeatedly state that they like playful physical activity with friends. They like outdoor play and play areas, as long as the design accommodates them and not only younger children. How can designers and planners help bridge the conventional thinking of physical activity with the desires for physical activity that tweens express? Join the KOMPAN Play Institute webinar to get the brand new science and evidence on this and get tips for designing active, fun school playgrounds for ages 9-13 years.

Presented by

Thea Toft Amholt

Psychologist, PhD, Postdoc researcher at Center for Clinical Research and Prevention. Thea is a psychologist and has written and published several research papers on child well-being. Currently, Thea is using GPS and activity tracking measures to investigate playground areas and play equipment facilitating high physical activity for children.

Psychologist, PhD, Postdoc researcher Thea Toft Amholt

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