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Temple, V. A., Lefebvre, D. L., Field, S. C., Crane, J. R., Smith, B., & Naylor, P. (2019). Physical health and well-being vulnerability in kindergarten: Relationships with motor skills and physical activities.  Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 7, 49–63
https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2017-0046

Crane, J. R., Naylor, PJ., & Temple, V. A. (2018). Tracking the physical activity and sedentary behaviour of children from kindergarten to grade 2. Children, 5, 131-142, doi:10.3390/children5100131

Mueller, U., Temple, V., Smith, B., Kerns, K., Ten Eycke, K., Crane, J., & Sheehan, J. (2017). Evaluation of the effects of a nature kindergarten on children’s psychological functioning. Children, Youth and Environments, 27(2), 47-69. 

Temple, V. A., & Foley, J. T. (2017). A peek at the developmental validity of the Test of Gross Motor Development-3. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 5, 5 -14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2016-0005

Field, S. C. & Temple, V. A. (2017). The relationship between fundamental motor skill proficiency and participation in organized sports and active recreation in middle childhood. Sports, 5, 43; doi:10.3390/sports502004

Temple, V. A., Guerra, D., Larocque, L., Crane, J. R., Sloan, E., & Stuart-Hill, L. (2017). Fundamental motor skills in the first year of school: Associations with prematurity and disability. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 10(1), 3-9.

Adamo, K. B., Wilson, S., Harvey, A. L. J., Grattan, K., Naylor, PJ., Temple, V. A., Goldfield, G. S. (2016). Does intervening in childcare settings impact fundamental movement skill development? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48 (5), pp. 926–932. PMID: 26656776Temple, V. A. & Crane, J. R. (2015). A systematic review of dropout from soccer among children and youth. Soccer and Society, 17(6). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2015.1100901.Crane, J. R., Naylor, P., Cook, R., & Temple, V. A. (2015). Do perceptions of competence mediate the relationship between fundamental motor skill proficiency and physical activity levels of children in kindergarten? Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(7), 954-961. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2013-0398, PMID: 25155099.

Crane, J. R. & Temple, V. A. (2015). Dropout of sport among children and youth: A systematic review. European Physical Education Review, 21(1), 114–131. DOI: 10.1177/1356336X14555294

Gibbons, S. L., Temple, V. A., & Humbert, L. (2014). Girls opting in to senior elective physical education. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 22(2), 113 – 119.

Temple, V. A., Crane, J. R., Brown, A., Williams, B., & Bell, R. I. (2014). Recreational activities and motor skills of children in kindergarten. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2014.924494

Naylor, PJ., & Temple, V. A. (2013). Enhancing the capacity to facilitate physical activity in home-based child care settings. Health Promotion Practice, 14(1), 30 – 37. doi: 1524839910393280. PMID: 22146905.

Temple, V. A. (2012). Child’s Play: Physical Activity and the Early Years. In E. Singleton & A. Varpalotai (Eds.), Pedagogy in Motion: Establishing a Community of Inquiry for Studies in Human Movement. London, Ontario: The Althouse Press.

Talley, L., Cook, R., Naylor, PJ., & Temple, V. A. (2012). Physical activity during full-day and half-day kindergarten. Northwest Passage: Journal of Educational Practice, 10 (1), 140 – 148.

LeGear, M., Greyling, L., Sloan, E., Bell, F. I., Williams, B., Naylor, P., & Temple, V. A. (2012). A window of opportunity? Motor skills and perceptions of competence of children in Kindergarten. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(29), doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-29.

Naylor, PJ., & Temple, V. A. (2012). Enhancing the capacity to facilitate physical activity in home-based child care settings. Health Promotion Practice, doi: 1524839910393280.

Crane, J. R., Naylor, PJ., Bell, R., Williams, B., and Temple, V. A. (2011). Off to a great start? The motor skill proficiency of children in Kindergarten. Proceedings of the 25th Annual QDPE Conference, available at http://www.douglas.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/programs-courses/sport.html.

Gibbons, S., Temple, V. A., & Humbert, M. L. (2011). Enhancing girls’ participation in physical education: A framework for practice. Physical and Health Education Journal, 77, 16 – 23.

Rickwood, G., Temple, V., & Meldrum, J. (2011). School-based physical activity opportunities: perceptions of elementary school parents, teachers, and administrators. PHENex, 3(2), 1 – 18.

Rickwood, G., Temple, V., & Meldrum, J. (2011). The validity and reliability of a school-based physical activity opportunities survey. PHENex, 3(1), 1 to 13.

Rickwood, G. D., & Temple, V. A. (2010). Establishing mentally safe environments for children and adolescents in physical education. PHENex, 2(3), 1 to 13.

Gibbons, S., Humbert, L., & Temple, V. (2010). Making physical education meaningful for girls: Translating theory to practice. PHENex, 2 (2), 1 to 20.

Temple, V. A., & Naylor, PJ. (2010). Exploring family childcare as a setting for the promotion of physical activity. PHENex, 2 (2), 1 – 16.

Temple, V. A., Naylor, P., Rhodes, R. E., & Wharf Higgins, J. (2009). Physical activity of children in family child care. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 34, 794-798.

Temple, V. A. (2008). Mastery-oriented competitive climates: Better practice for schools? Thinking Classroom. A Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection, 9, 47-48.

Temple, V. & Preece, A. (2007). Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers Family Resource. A Resource of LEAP BC. Vancouver, BC: 2010 Legacies Now.

Temple, V. & Preece, A. (2007). Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers. A Resource for Early Learning and Care Providers. A Resource of LEAP BC. Vancouver, BC: 2010 Legacies Now.

Temple, V. A. (2006). Getting a headstart on movement for life. Snapshots Primary Edition: The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Journal of Innovation in Education, 3, 8-10.

Temple, V. A., & O’Connor, J. P. (2005). HOP: Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers. Manual for Vancouver Island Health Authority Family Child Care Providers, Victoria, BC.

O’Connor, J. P., & Temple, V. A. (2005). Constraints and facilitators for physical activity in family day care. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 30, 1 – 9.

Temple, V. A., & O’Connor, J. P. (2004). Family day care environments and physical activity. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 51, 12-17.

Temple, V. A., & O’Connor, J. P. (2003). Fostering physical activity for children in child care. Proceedings of the International Education Research Conference AARE – NZARE. Coldstream, VIC: Australian Association for Research in Education.

Temple, V. A., & O’Connor, J. P. (2002). Active Care. A Meaningful Movement Program for Children in Care. Melbourne, VIC.