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 [...]
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 [...]
Play Wales has produced this lovely film: This is why play is so important . It celebrates play and highlights its importance for every child. Not surprisingly, outdoors and a sense of freedom is a common theme. Take 15 minutes to watch and enjoy!
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.
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 [...]
Play Scotland (10 July 2023) share the good news about this new benchmark that takes a ‘benefit-risk’ approach to safety. This promotes a balanced approach to safety in playgrounds and other leisure facilities, and the benefits of allowing a degree of risk and challenge. Read more here.
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, [...]