Despite the benefits of outdoor play, fewer and fewer children are playing outside. This Child in the City article (3 November 2022) explores how many policy visions and investments are still based on assumptions made by officials or suppliers of play equipment. When children are involved, they are often asked [...]
This Child in the City article (2 November 2022) reports on a new study by Play Wales and Swansea University. Children say they want more space and more time to play with their friends following the COVID pandemic. They also would like more protected places to play, which includes investment [...]
Play Scotland has shared this new publication (July 2022) Nature-Based Play which is free to download. It has been produced in partnership between Arup and the Real Play Coalition. The publication explores the positive connections nature-based play can make between children’s wellbeing and climate resilience. This aims to inspire local [...]
This study examined the mediating role of sensory profiles in the relationships between childhood nature exposure, and adulthood nature relatedness and creativity. Results suggest that children with lower levels of nature exposure grow up to exhibit a high tendency to miss subtle sensory stimuli. In turn, this sensory processing pattern [...]
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This journal article has been published in Town and Country Planning, Vol 91 No 3 May/Jun 2022, pp153-154. It looks at the issues around planning and creating parks and other public places that are welcoming to teenage girls. The article suggests that the opportunity needs to be taken to engage [...]
The Guardian online has shared this graphic novel-style article on urban nature (28 March 2022). This might be useful to share with young people on how we should design cities for people who live there. This can help with resilience in the face of climate change, community needs, and how [...]