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Play in the media 28-04-2017

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

If children want to run free, let them
The Guardian (Patrick Barkham)

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Why we need to stop hijacking children’s play under the guise of interest based learning
PlayVolution HQ (Nicole Halton)

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A rare glimpse into a messy oasis of adventure play
Rethinking Childhood

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The Power of Play
Comstock’s (Willie Clark)

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'Disappearing' youth groups plea for financial support
BBC News (Paul Heaney)

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Can playground design help reduce bullying?
Reuters (Lisa Rapaport)

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Putting the risk back into play: the benefits of being less protective
Global News (Laurel Gregory)

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Children who play on swings benefit by learning how to get along with others, say scientists
The Mirror (Mark Waghorn)

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Playing outside can build children's connection to nature, author says
CBC News

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Playgrounds closures 'threaten children's health'
The Telegraph (Patrick Sawer)

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Outdoor nursery that allows kids to play with saws and cook on open fires gets top Ofsted rating
Metro (Nicole Morley)

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Don’t mess with our right to play
The Hindu (Sameera Khan)

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Vestibular System: Bring Back Playground Equipment with a Little Danger
Integrated Learning Strategies – kearning Corner

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How the US is embracing adventure playgrounds
Child in the City blog (Emma Kantrowitz)

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