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Play in the media 31-05-2017

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

Co-creating space to support young people’s rights
Child in the City blog (Claire Rowlands)

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Why Our Kids Need To Get Outside More
Huffington Post UK (Tamsin Kelly)

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Preschools without walls: why children need outdoor play
The Irish Times (Arlene Harris)

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Ben Fogle explains why he lets his kids play with knives and fire
Families online (Emma Flanagan)

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What would keep Outdoor Classroom Day going, every day?
The Wild Network

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Learning to Ride a Bike: Solving the Parents’ Dilemma
Playing Out (Daniella Radice)

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Schools' role in tackling bad childhood experiences
BBC Wales news (Caroline Evans)

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Inspiring playgrounds where children need them most
Child in the City blog (Victoria Derr)

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Five steps to make children’s rights a reality in the Scottish planning system
Heriot Watt University blog (Jenny Wood)

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Is America Holding Out on Protecting Children's Rights?
The Atlantic (Amy Rothschild)

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Play is essential, but it takes work for children to succeed in the real world
The Guardian opinion (Tom Bennett)

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World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre
University of Cambridge

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Portugal heads children’s rights index, whild UK plummets
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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Dramatic rise in screen time putting children's health at risk, WHO warns
Independent (Lucy Pasha-Robinson)

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How to get started with toy minimalism - and let creativity flourish
Motherly (Denaye Barahona)

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New York ‘junk’ inspires kids to play
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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Toddlers at risk of developing tech addiction as parents rely on gadgets to entertain kids
The Mirror (Sophie Curtis)

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Why don’t girls play with boys? Kids at Sweden’s gender-neutral schools are less likely to stereotype
Newsweek (Julia Glum)

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When play is serious business
Today online (Khoo Bee Khim)

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