Topic: Childrens-play

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

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

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