A Review on Children's Behaviour and Their Attachment to the Public Open Space in Cities of Nigeria
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Every child in a city has connection with their environment and its public open space. The space influences children’s behaviour, knowledge, attitudes and cognition. Incontrovertibly, informal learning takes place in the public open space in cities of Nigeria. Children are independent and enjoy talent with creative scenario which influence their attachment to where they can relate with their socio-physical environment and exchange ideas at the informal levels. Fundamentally, existing literature revealed that socio-physical space is fundamental for the development and modifications of children social and their attachment to public open space. Interestingly, environmental psychology theories suggest that socio-environmental contexts determine and shape the children attitude in public open space. In addition, literature appraised showed importance of design and planning of public open space to create a conducive environment capable of developing positive social behaviour. Therefore, this paper reviewed existing literature on the relationship between children behaviour and public open space in cities of Nigeria. It describes patterns of social behaviour among children and their attachment to public open spaces.