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Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

“Access to play is not equally distributed in Scotland” (McKendrick, 2016). As Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair would be anyone’s first choice to share the expansive work it is doing to support...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

A history of play provision in the UK

Raymond Wills entered play work as a Community Service Volunteer in the early 1960s. Throughout his time in play work, he was an active member of numerous play bodies, Play Councils, regional play associations and national...Read more
|Comment|author: Raymond Wills

Building free and accessible playgrounds in Brazil

By donating free and accessible playgrounds, the Brazil-based ALPAPATO Project is creating valuable opportunities for children – both with and without disabilities – to connect through play. Julia Zvobgo, Community Manager of Child in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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New child-sized city opens in Johannesburg

Johannesburg will soon be the latest global metropolis to have a KidZania ‘replica city’, using play to show children all about careers. Youngsters visiting these enormous indoor playgrounds – there are 24 worldwide – experience what...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Rocket's Universe Playground, photos courtesy of Shane's Inspiration

Changing perceptions, transforming play

The neighbourhood playground is an environment where families create community. But for decades, an entire group was missing from these vital hubs: caregivers and children with disabilities, who make up 19% of the US population. Two...Read more
|Comment|author: The Play and Playground Magazine
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Imagine and explore through ‘playful’ learning

A ‘playful’ approach to learning can hugely benefit children, but the system must give teachers the freedom to create the right environment. Making the case is Nicola Whitton, Professor of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nicola Whitton

Outdoor play for Dutch children declines

‘Dull play areas’ are the reason why two-thirds of Dutch children never play outside or only once a week, according to research. This alarming trend equates to a 10 per cent rise in the last...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Kids exploring risky play in the city

Young Explorers is a series of two-minute films that visually examines what happens when you allow toddlers to explore a city completely alone. Jacob Krupnick, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and photographer is behind the project. Krupnick’s work incorporates movement and...Read more
|1 comment|author: Julia Zvobgo