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Play in the media10-02-2017

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Here is a round-up of the latest play related articles and blog posts to be published online.

Rights made accessible for all children in Wales
Child in the City blog (Carys Thomas)

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The joy of junk
Child in the City blog (Ben Tawil)

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Ten-year-old applies to be Cambridge professor of Lego
Times Education Supplement (Kate Parker)

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Air pollution threat to children’s playtime in UK cities
The Guardian letters (Nicola Butler)

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Keeping children indoors is not the solution to pollution!
Play England blog (Marguerite Hunter-Blair)

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Parents are 'over-organising' children, says Winnie-the-Pooh writer
Bury Times

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How street play can help save cities from the car
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)

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Risk and its importance in forest schools programmes for learning and development
Get Children Outdoors

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Can We Bring Back Riskier Playgrounds?
CityLab (Mimi Kirk)

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Service cuts see young lives written off, claims union
BBC News

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development
Psychology Today (Scott Barry Kaufman)

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Physical activity, even in small amounts, benefits both physical and psychological well-being
University of Essex

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How street play can help save cities from the car
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)

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Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'
BBC News (Judith Burns)

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Disabled and refugee children have the right to play too
Child in the City blog (Aleema Shivji)

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Adventure playgrounds are too important to consign to history
Policy for Play (Adrian Voce)

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Edinburgh street play pilot to be extended despite criticism
Child in the City blog (Edinburgh Evening News)

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Subjectifying the child friendly city
Child in the City logo (Sven De Visscher)

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Six steps to successful child-initiated learning in early years
Times Education Supplement (Tim Barber)

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Studies show outdoor play boosts children's physical and mental health
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Patrice Dunagin)

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Physical Activity Reduces Risk Of Depression In Children
Relia Wire (Denise Rosenfold)

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Nurseries urged to provide a 'safe space' for boys to wear pink and girls to be builders
Day Nurseries (Charley Walker)

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