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dc.contributorDepartment of Rehabilitation Sciences-
dc.creatorLee, RLT-
dc.creatorLane, SJ-
dc.creatorTang, ACY-
dc.creatorLeung, C-
dc.creatorLouie, LHT-
dc.creatorBrowne, G-
dc.creatorChan, SWC-
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T02:12:44Z-
dc.date.available2020-09-18T02:12:44Z-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/88100-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)en_US
dc.rights© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rightsThe following publication Lee, R.L.T.; Lane, S.J.; Tang, A.C.Y.; Leung, C.; Louie, L.H.T.; Browne, G.; Chan, S.W.C. Effects of an Unstructured Free Play and Mindfulness Intervention on Wellbeing in Kindergarten Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5382 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155382en_US
dc.subjectPreschoolen_US
dc.subjectKindergartenen_US
dc.subjectUnstructured playen_US
dc.subjectLoose parts playen_US
dc.subjectMindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectPhysicalen_US
dc.subjectSocial and emotional wellbeingen_US
dc.titleEffects of an unstructured free play and mindfulness intervention on wellbeing in kindergarten studentsen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage15-
dc.identifier.volume17-
dc.identifier.issue15-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17155382-
dcterms.abstractPlay is known as the core occupation of young children as it lays a foundation for their early development and physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Literature suggests that unstructured free play and mindfulness interventions may independently promote wellbeing among preschoolers. However, there is no clear evidence of their combination in supporting wellness in early learning environments. We conducted a quasi-experimental study with 42 children aged four to six years, attending two kindergartens in Hong Kong. The intervention included unstructured play with non-directional loose parts (play materials), conducted outdoors for one hour daily followed by a mindfulness intervention for 10 min per day indoors. The intervention lasted for five consecutive days. We examined happiness and aspects of playfulness before and after the intervention, finding a significant increase in all areas. Given greater freedom in play choice, children showed more disruptive behaviors during unstructured play than the control group engaging in recess as usual. We conclude that unstructured play in addition to mindfulness intervention is effective in promoting students' happiness and playfulness, both of which may help maintain mental health and wellbeing amid stressors such as transition and separation. The increased disruptive behavior requires additional investigation.-
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationInternational journal of environmental research and public health, 1 Aug. 2020, v. 17, no. 15, 5382, p. 1-15-
dcterms.isPartOfInternational journal of environmental research and public health-
dcterms.issued2020-08-01-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000558989600001-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85088812499-
dc.identifier.pmid32722634-
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601-
dc.identifier.artn5382-
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dc.description.pubStatusPublisheden_US
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