A free online tool, developed by the University of British Columbia, to encourage parents to allow their children to take part in ‘risky’ outdoor play is now live. Adrian Voce reports. A tool to encourage and assist parents to allow their children more opportunities to enjoy ‘risky’ outdoor play has been developed by the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Fight for iconic Mexican playground

A unique 50-year old playground in Guadalajara, Mexico is under threat of closure. Playgroundology’s Alex Smith thinks this would be a tragedy, and here describes the campaign to keep it open. Public playspaces are joyful places. They’re filled with laughter,...Read more
|Comment|author: Alex Smith

New report links children’s mental health to climate change

A new research report has found links between rising incidences of natural disasters related to climate change and mental health problems in the populations affected, including, particularly, children and young people. Victoria Derr reports. Around the globe, children and families are...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Eurochild adopts participation strategy

Eurochild’s general assembly in Brussels has adopted a new strategy for children’s participation, which it says will help to put children’s rights at the heart of Europe. Adrian Voce reports Eurochild, the network that ‘works for and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

What has the EU ever done for children?

In the wake of the UK government’s triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby formally beginning the process that will lead to Britain’s exit from the European Union, and in the light of...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

How the US is embracing adventure playgrounds

While adventure playgrounds in the UK continue to face threats to their futures a result of on-going austerity in the public sector, a movement in the United States is cultivating their renaissance in American cities. Emma Kantrowitz reports. Swings, slides, jungle gyms and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

UK MPs call for stronger action on childhood obesity

A committee of MPs in the UK parliament has criticised the government’s policy on combatting childhood obesity. Adrian Voce reports. The health select committee of the British parliament has criticised the UK government’s childhood obesity plan, which it...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Big Bang festival brings musicians and children together

A unique festival is touring Europe, which, rather than patronising children, challenges them to sample and participate in the rich diversity of musical experiences from both classical and contemporary genres; and in traditional and experimental forms. Darijana...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce