Play

Supporting play for children in crisis

The International Play Association (IPA) has published a report of its work to support access to play opportunities for children living in crisis. Adrian Voce reports The IPA World Conference in Istanbul 2014 agreed to undertake...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play policy push in South Africa

On 31 May 2017, the national play advocacy body, A Chance to Play Southern Africa (ACTPSA) launched its new campaigning document, The Child’s Right to Play: a policy brief for South Africa, in Johannesburg. Adrian Voce reports on...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Popping-up for adventure play in Canada

The UK-based charity, Pop-Up Adventure Play has announced that it is heading to Canada for a series of workshops and play support sessions ahead of this September’s Triennial world conference of the International Play Association...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play Wales challenges UK parties

Play Wales has published its Manifesto for Children’s Play ahead of the UK general election on 8 June. Adrian Voce casts his eye over it. The national play advocacy body, Play Wales has this week published...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Parties for Play?

The UN (2016) has been clear – and a range of evidence confirms – that the UK government needs to commit to doing more for children’s play. This should include: protecting play space through a...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

New York ‘junk’ inspires kids to play

A new project in the heart of New York City is demonstrating that the mainly European tradition of adventure playgrounds, currently facing big challenges in the UK and elsewhere, as austerity bites, have enduring popularity wherever there are...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Online tool supports ‘risky play’

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...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