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Children ‘benefit from mixed-age play’

A generation ago, play was something most parents thought about. On a nice day, parents would send kids out into the neighbourhood in the morning, telling them to be back for dinner. That’s rare these...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Exhibition celebrates the history of playgrounds

The historical development of children’s urban playgrounds forms a central part of a fascinating new exhibition in London. Play Well is highlighting the work of – among others – Friedrich Fröbel, the German inventor of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Filmmaker documents youngsters’ city lives

The lives of toddlers in two contrasting cities on opposite sides of the world are chronicled in videos from the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), which works to improve disadvantaged children’s lives. Five short films highlight...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

So much more than just a skatepark

It’s the first ever skatepark built in Syria but, if you ask the kids, it might just be the most important skatepark in the world. After living through years of conflict, children in the Syrian city...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy