14thSeptember 2023

Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland – literature and policy review published

14.09.23|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Play Scotland have published Children, Young People and Placemaking in Scotland. The review draws together how children and young people’s rights relate to place, and how and why children and young people should be further involved in place-based decision-making. Some or all of these issues also affect young adults aged [...]

14thSeptember 2023

Outdoor play funding awarded

14.09.23|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , , |

Greenspace Scotland share news that the Scottish Government has announced funding for more than 30 charities providing local outdoor play initiatives for children. The charities will receive a share of £550,000 to expand their projects in 2023. Around 14,000 children living in deprived areas will have access to more outdoor [...]

8thAugust 2023

Naturalist Barbie anyone?

08.08.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Checkout this  playful positive female role models for children interested in nature: Barbie announce a new Dr Jane Goodall doll. Thinking about a career studying nature? You can also go exploring with Dr Jane Goodall – great inspiration for any young person interested in working to help save our planet.

18thJuly 2023

Children’s rights to outdoor play, and more, in Scotland.

18.07.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , |

Play Scotland have shared how Scotland is working to uphold children's right to play. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued recommendations to the UK and Scottish Government following its review of their children’s rights records last month. See this news item. The Committee’s recommendations include that [...]

5thJuly 2023

Nature preschools and outdoor play in the USA

05.07.23|Categories: Places, Research|Tags: , , , , |

Cities Connecting Children to Nature share recent reports on the benefits of providing nature and outdoor play in the early years. Changing practice in Maryland, USA,  is explored in these reports: Early Childhood: How to bring more nature into preschools, Hechinger Report, June 1, 2023 For preschoolers after the pandemic, [...]