You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways, including by exploring movements, constructing with equipment, creating games,...Read more
A worldwide wave of school climate strikes, begun by the remarkable Greta Thunberg, has reached the UK. Some critics claim these activist-pupils are simply playing truant, but I disagree. Speaking as both a climate campaigner...Read more
Anne-Marie Spencer argues building inclusive play spaces is possible when we consider the whole child, whole environment, and whole community.
Inclusive play. Ask 10 people what it means and it’s quite possible you’ll get 10 different...Read more
The United Nations-led mechanism for monitoring crimes against children was “chronically underfunded”, the group’s head has said in a speech highly critical of European governments.
The head of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt has demanded increased...Read more
In this interview, author of Policy for Play, Adrian Voce talks about his career in playwork and why campaigning for children’s right to play is so important. After many years as a playworker, campaigner and now...Read more
In northern European cities, there is a large number of wild and adventure playgrounds, where children can learn from nature and from their personal experiences. There are playgrounds planned in a way to stimulate an...Read more
Almost 27 million children in Europe are at risk of poverty or social exclusion and the current economic, financial and social crisis is putting them even more at risk, according to a report by Save the...Read more
The many traditional games of different Indonesian cultures, passed down through countless generations to today’s children, as well as helping to realise their right to play, also serve to teach them much of the timeless...Read more