A host of diverse child-friendly projects have been unveiled as this year’s winners of a global competition dedicated to ‘reclaiming places to play in cities’.
The Real Play City Challenge was launched in 2020 by the...Read more
School breaktimes might be assumed to be the most active period in a child’s school day. The fanciful notion that when the school ‘bell’ rings children flood the playground, running, jumping and actively playing with...Read more
Denser cities and fewer green areas. What is left for the children when the cityscape changes? That is an important element in the architecture education at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, but also the...Read more
The Association of Play Industries (API) says access to public play spaces in UK cities and towns is ‘unfair and unequal’, and wants government action to level up children’s opportunities for play.Read more
It’s been a tough 18 months for Australian families and their children. We can’t underestimate the cumulative impact of parent and carer job losses, mental strain, working from home and remote learning. As developmental paediatricians...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
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
The Association of Play Industries (API) is promoting a new initiative aimed at getting children outdoors and using playgrounds over the winter.
It has joined forces with Leyla Preston, founder of online parenting platform Motherhood Diaries...Read more
Parents are increasingly concerned that a decline in outdoor playgrounds is pushing more children indoors to indulge in screen time, say play campaigners.
A survey reveals that the vast majority of parents believe that playgrounds, which...Read more
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