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Play in the media 27-02-2017

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

An overview of playwork qualifications in the UK
The Playwork Foundation (Ali Wood)

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Child-friendly cities benefit us all
Play England blog (Sam Williams)

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10 Things Your Toddler Will Play With More Than Any Toy You Buy
Huffington Post (Claire Bottomley)

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Why do German children play out more than British?
Child in the City blog (Ellen Weaver)

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Helicopter Parents, Here’s Why You Are So Afraid
Free Range Kids (Lenore Skenazy)

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There are paedophiles in the bushes
Rethinking Childhood (Eleanor Image)

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‘Free-Range Kids’? It Depends ...
The Huffington Post (Alfie Kohn)

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Therapists see play as a way for children to overcome trauma
The Augusta Chronicle (Charmain Z. Brackett)

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Outdoor play: seven top tips to get kids outside
Woodland Trust Nature Detectives

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8 Tips Parents Can Use To Help Reduce Childhood Stress
Huffington Post (Alyson Schafer)

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Let the children play
NineHoney News

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What is play? This is serious
Transformation (Sarah Huxley)

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Playgrounds at risk as UK parks feel spending squeeze, warn MPs
Child in the City blog (BBC News)

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Taming king car (part 1)
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play
FIX.com (Caileigh Flannigan)

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NE Scotland’s first outdoor nursery to open in Aberdeenshire woods 
Child in the City blog (BBC News)

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Councils to sell hundreds of acres of school playing field land
Times Education Supplement (Charlotte Santry)

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Outdoor risky play for all
Outdoor learning in the early years

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The serious nature of child’s play, in photographs
The Economist

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South Africa's children denied the right to play - by fear of crime
Times Live

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How much screen time should I let me teenager have?
The Guardian (Luisa Dillner)

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