13thJune 2023

Parents and carers – COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey – fourth survey (8-30 June)

13.06.23|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

Public Health Scotland (PHS) is running a new national survey to hear directly from the parents and carers of children aged 0–11 about how their families are doing, three years after the pandemic began. PHS is keen to gauge any ripple effect, as well as any impact of the ongoing [...]

9thFebruary 2022

How to increase your kids’ outdoor time

09.02.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , |

This article (26 January 2022) shared by the Children and Nature Network  describes how it can be hard to make time for regular outdoor play even though the benefits of outdoor play for children are well understood by most adults. The author offers tips for shifting that mindset. She argues [...]

13thOctober 2021

Creating positive outdoor experiences on parental attitudes outdoors

13.10.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This EIS Action Research Grant project focused on exploring parental ideas on accessing local outdoor space, in a class of Primary 3 pupils.  Barriers that parents/ carers identify when it comes to accessing the local outdoors were explored. The report explores whether the pupils’ positive outdoor experiences have the potential [...]

24thAugust 2021

Free-ranging kids?

24.08.21|Categories: Miscellaneous, Research|Tags: , , , |

This article in The Guardian (16 August 2021) explores the benefits of “free-range parenting”, providing children with more freedom to play outdoors, in the context of our increasingly risk-averse society.