My Active World – a new Early Years resource
The Care Inspectorate have developed a new ELC resource My Active World: Move more to nurture happy and healthy children. It is designed to build on the good work already present in many children’s settings. The resource shares physical activity guidelines from babies under 1 year old to young people [...]
Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) – webinar recording now available
Urban nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to offer cities a range of opportunities to build climate resilience, improve people’s health and wellbeing, foster social cohesion, enhance biodiversity and develop nature-based enterprises that contribute positively to local economies. However, this is at risk if people work within silos. The Connecting [...]
Nature-based play: fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience
This Nature-based Play publication (Candiracci, Sara et al, 2022) explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how local governments, business and [...]
Outdoor play: benefits, influencing factors and actual behaviour of kids
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 [...]
More space and play opportunities – that’s what children want in a post-pandemic world
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 [...]
International Play Association Conference, 6th-9th June 2023 Glasgow
Play Scotland have shared details about this International Play Association Triennial World Conference 2023. Scotland is hosting the only global conference focused on children’s right to play in June 2023 at Glasgow Caledonian University. Play: Rights and Possibilities has the ambition to shine a light on the world-leading, progressive work going [...]
Join the Litter Pick & Play project!
Are you working with children and young people to improve their local environment to increase and improve their play? Play Scotland invite you to get involved in their Litter Pick & Play campaign. They include a handy toolkit on their webpage. This is part of the International Play Association Triennial World [...]
Eco Drama’s Out to Play Whole School CPD sessions – available to book now!
Available to book now for primary schools in Glasgow and surrounding areas - Eco Drama’s outdoor whole school CPD sessions, taking place in October 2022 and February 2023. These 2-hour practical training sessions share best practice from the award-winning Out to Play approach.