Topic: Childrens-play

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

Scottish Parliament debates national play charter

The Scottish Parliament has debated the country’s first Play Charter, developed and promoted by Play Scotland, the national play charity. Adrian Voce reports. A motion to support Scotland’s first Play Charter, developed by Play Scotland, was...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Why do German children play out more than British?

In this article, the German-based, British researcher, Ellen Weaver highlights the marked differences in the degree of freedom – to play outside and to travel independently – afforded to British children compared to their German counterparts....Read more
|2 comments|author: Adrian Voce

Taming king car (part 1)

Traffic continues to be the major practical barrier to children’s freedom to roam and enjoy the public spaces of their neighbourhoods, towns and cities. In this, the first of a three-part article, Adrian Voce considers...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

New book celebrates American play movement

A new book published by the Alliance for Childhood documents the steady rise of the free play movement in North America Projects, initiatives and advocacy for children’s play is on the rise across the North American...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Scottish children ‘play on pedals’

Play on Pedals, a national partnership project in Scotland that aimed to give every preschool child in Glasgow, the country’s largest city, the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before starting school, has published its...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

TED Talks feature play as a theme

The high profile lecture series, TED Talks has compiled a ‘playlist’ of its talks that feature different aspects of play. The talks featured on the TED website cover research into the play of adults, humans and different...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

The joy of junk

At a time of increasing debate over the extent of children’s use of screen-based technology, for many child professionals, the three-dimensional, messy enjoyment of children making things with their hands from pieces of scrap is more important then ever....Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce