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Play in the media 04-07-2017

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

The movement is growing!
Playing Out

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Designing Streets for Play – Research and Observation – Playing Out
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)

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Do you pass the Outside Play test?
The Wild Network

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“Legibility and ease of movement”
Child in the City blog (interview with Ken Worpole)

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Let's Talk Kids: Children can learn a lot from mud
Herald & Review (Claudia Quigg)

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Children’s mental health ‘at risk’ as Brexit talks begin
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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If You Want Your Kids to be More Active, Play With Them
Runners World (Alex Hutchinson)

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Family Play Day: the best way to celebrate the International Day of Families
Toy Industries of Europe blog (Kathy Wong)

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Make No Mistake—Play Is Crucial, Experts Say
The Oracle

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One-third of preschoolers own smartphones or tablets, child health poll finds
The Guardian (Australian Associated Press)

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Why children are not the exception that proves the rule in internet governance
London School of Economics and Political Science Media Policy Project Blog (Sonia Livingstone and Amanda Third)

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More than half of young children deprived of play and early learning activities with their fathers
Unicef

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Playing Outside Makes Kids Happier, Healthier And Smarter (But 7 Minutes A Day Isn't Enough)
Texas Public Radio (Kim Johnson and Ross Piedad)

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Reviewing the health impact and effectiveness of urban green space interventions
World Health Organization

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My eyes are opened – thanks to Pop-Up Adventure Play
Days of play blog

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