Play

New research highlights impact of street play

Two new reports highlight both the public health and the wider social benefits of children playing out in the streets where they live. Adrian Voce reports. New research, evaluating a three-year scheme funded by the UK...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Street play and everyday relationships

Children are at the heart of the street play movement, but geographer and academic Alison Stenning, reporting here from the Play And Playwork conference in Leeds this week, also sees exciting research opportunities into its...Read more
|Comment|author: Alison Stenning

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