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Play in the media 07-04-2017

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

It’s not just children who miss out when their play is censored - we all do
Toy Industries of Europe blog (Mike Greenaway)
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Would you let a four-year-old light a fire? A safety group says you should
The Telegraph (Senay Boztas)
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The Top Benefits of Unstructured Play for Children
Screentime (John Hargrave)

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Screentime linked to greater diabetes risk among children
The Guardian (Nicola Davis)

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'Learning outside the classroom builds character and helps children thrive - it can't become the preserve of independent schools'
Times Education Supplement (Bernard Trafford)

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"Why do architects dictate children's play so stringently?"
dezeen (Phineas Harper)

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Outdoor play leads to environmental awareness, says new Canadian study
Child in the City blog (Philippe Put)

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Children not allowed to "play out" until age ten
The Scotsman (Jane Bradley)

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'Children are being reared in captivity', claims childhood expert
Day Nurseries (Sue Learner)

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‘The Daily Mile’ officially launched in Wales
Welsh Government

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Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play
The Washington Post (Merete Kropp)

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Primary school tells parents to put down their phones while picking up kids
Families Online (Paul Travers)

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Conference told play vital for children
Pembrokeshire County Council

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Germany Is Taking Away Kindergarteners' Toys to Curb Future Addiction
The Atlantic (Sara Zaske)

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Juno Hollyhock on Outdoor Classroom Day
Outdoor Classroom Day

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The East London Adventure Playground Teaching Inner City Kids How To Play
Londonist (Zoe Craig)

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Building playful cities, the Dutch way
Child in the City blog (Lauren Manning)

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Your rights in Lego: 5 children's rights built out of blocks
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

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The power of outdoor learning
Children & Young People Now (Cath Prisk)

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Play important for child development
News Leader (Jennifer Baker)

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Can playing with junk lead to creativity and innovation?
Israel21c (Inbal Arieli)

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Hospitals, teachers turn to play to help vulnerable kids build optimism, resilience
StarTribune (Shannon Prather)

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Girl, 8, writes to council over swing for disabled brother
BBC News

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An Uber for Kids: Genius or the End of Childhood Freedom?
Free Range Kids

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Noah’s Ark celebrates the opening of its new garden

Noah’s Ark Charity

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Announcing a new project to build the case for more child-friendly cities
Rethinking Childhood

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Parents 'may struggle to get free childcare'
BBC News

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