Is something simple as their address the reason why children in Northern Ireland are not getting the same opportunities for play as their peers across the UK?
The ‘postcode lottery’ question comes on the back of...Read more
An important incidental change that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic has been our collective rediscovery of the outdoors. As we begin building back better, we have an opportunity to leverage this re-engagement to enhance our...Read more
The Mayor of New York City has set out an extensive plan for revamping dozens of long-neglected closed and dilapitated playgrounds.
Bill Blasio said that many planned repairs and new projects had been delayed because of...Read more
Bilateral negotiations are underway to move the historic federal commitment to a Canada-wide early learning and child-care system from vision to reality. Expanding access for all young children in Canada will require creating and licensing...Read more
Free, public playgrounds are the most popular places for children to play in the UK, according to a new survey. In the largest study of play in Britain, the University of Reading found that children...Read more
The Play Observatory is a new UK-based project collecting children’s diverse experiences of play during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will use them to create a permanent record that future generations can learn from and help...Read more
As nurseries and schools begin to reopen, there is much concern about the impact of this very difficult year on children. One aspect of normal childhood which many have missed out on in the last...Read more
Can parents and educators support opportunities for children to play, when so many of their activities are restricted by COVID-19?. That’s the question posed by Elizabeth Cushing, the president of Playworks, a US non-profit children’s...Read more
Scotland: Families experiencing destitution, isolation and mental health struggles
A study by Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights, compares the findings of interviews with family support services held in 2013 and findings from interviews with...Read more