12thJanuary 2022

Do your children get 2 hours outdoors play each day?

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Finding Nature News have shared this comment piece in the Metro (2 January 2022):  Children need two hours of outdoor play a day, even in winter, says parenting expert. The author includes practical recommendations for ways to get kids off screens and outside. Shared with permission of the Children & [...]

12thJanuary 2022

Children and young people’s views sought for open space and play consultation

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Play Scotland are seeking your views on the consultation for Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments Regulations, particularly if you work with children and young people. Alongside the online consultation, tailored consultation packs suitable for children and young people are available on request.  Children and young people can also [...]

5thJanuary 2022

Your views matter – Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessment – Scottish Government consultation on draft Regulations #OSSPSA

05.01.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Scottish Government consultation on the draft Regulations on Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessment has been published (17 December 2021). This consultation seeks feedback from those who will use the legislation, plus other interested parties and the wider public. The consultation will run until 31st March 2022 (in [...]

1stDecember 2021

Dug’s Discovery Den

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Education Scotland have developed Dug’s Discovery Den. This interactive approach for early years and primary 1 learners encourages real-life play, movement, songs, stories, dance and interactions, and experiences – especially outdoors.

1stDecember 2021

Festive play ideas

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In their latest December newsletter, Play Scotland share festive play ideas for rain play and snow and ice play. Listen to a new podcast episode on play and mental health, and watch Children in Need build an adventure campsite (BBC i-player).

18thNovember 2021

Weighing up risks and benefits in children’s play

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Child in the City (12 November 2021) share this new guidance document from Play Wales, written by Tim Gill. It is designed to set out ‘why a balanced, thoughtful approach to managing risks in children’s play is needed’. It also aims to give an overview of risk-benefit assessment (RBA).