This article in The Conversation (12 October 2023) shares research on the value of playgroups, and the links to families and communities. It also references the move by some to outdoor practice, like the Scottish Buggy Club, and national policy initiatives for families and communities.
When: Sunday October 1st, 11am-3pm Where: Hannahston Community Woodland, Drongan KA6 7BS How much: All activities are free What: Lots to see and do for all ages! Nature activities will include tree planting, wildlife exploring, seed bombing, meeting birds of prey and more; craft activities will include bush craft, face [...]
FINCH (Families Into Nature Connecting and Helping) have developed a fantastic resource. This booklet is a practical guide packed with helpful information and guidance for community groups. It’s designed to help your group choose and offer nature-based activities for families, helping them to connect with nature and encourage action to [...]
This research report is shared by the Forest School Association (19/08/2022). The Families’ Access to Nature Project was undertaken by the Froebel Trust and Early Education between October 2021 and January 2022. Children, their parents, and their early years educators talked about their access to nature and being outside together. [...]
This Scottish Government report (29 March 2022) presents the findings on children’s play from the Scottish Parents’ omnibus survey of 1,004 parents of children and young people aged 0-18 across Scotland. This was conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland between 1 November and 2December 2021. The survey explored children’s experiences of [...]
For this year’s national day of play, join Play Scotland and ScrapAntics at Fruit Bowls Community Garden in Dundee for #Playday2022 on Wednesday 3rd August, 11am – 3pm. Date/Time: Wednesday 03/08/2022 11am-3pm Venue: Fruit Bowls Community Garden, Dundee Open to the public: yes The event will include an art activity and Loose Parts [...]
Early Years Scotland and Care and Learning Alliance have teamed up to create an exciting programme of upcoming community play sessions across Scotland for parents, babies and toddlers this summer. These events will support the wellbeing of very young children (under 5s) and their families with a particular focus on [...]
The Green Team are passionate about supporting young people to find their place in nature. 2021 was a challenging year but their first impact report reveals it was their busiest year yet, with nearly 1,000 young people taking part in the group’s programmes. Check out the Green Team 2021 impact [...]