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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
School Outdoor Learning has shared an interview with Tim Gill (15 August 2022) on this topic. This is available in text format and an audio link. Tim refers to play in school time and in local neighbourhoods, with a cultural shift towards over-protection.
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 [...]