11thAugust 2022

Scottish Parents’ Survey 2021: children and young people’s play – results

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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 [...]

3rdAugust 2022

Nature based play publication now available

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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 [...]

28thJuly 2022

Play Scotland and ScrapAntics Playday Event August 2022

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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 [...]

21stJuly 2022

Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood

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This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]

21stJuly 2022

10th Child in the City World Conference 5-7 October 2022 Dublin, Ireland

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How can we connect children and cities, disciplines and professionals to make better urban spaces for children from all backgrounds? What can we do to protect our children from past mistakes? How can we connect children to urban greenery to improve their health especially during lockdowns? Find out more here, with early bird registration here.

13thJuly 2022

Outdoor Play & Learning (OPAL) in Scotland

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Play Scotland have announced that OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) has arrived in Scotland. Administered by Play Scotland, OPAL is a school improvement programme targeting non-curricular play. It supports sustainable cultural change within schools, benefitting children and adults in a myriad of ways. Simon Knight is the national OPAL ‘mentor’. He [...]

13thJuly 2022

The Play Well Podcast with Tim Gill – on risky play

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Listen to episode 11 in the Play Well podcast  Play Scotland Chief Executive Marguerite Hunter Blair catches up with Tim Gill, to discuss risky play. Tim Gill is an independent researcher, writer and consultant on childhood, and a global advocate for children’s play and mobility. Tim is a global leader [...]