Play in the media
Here is a summary of the latest play related articles and blogs to be published online.
‘Playing Out’ revolution tops 500 streets
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)
Summer Holidays: Why Outdoor Play Really Matters
HuffPost Parent Voices (Han-Son lee)
Why letting your kids play alone outside is good for them
The child as an indicator species for cities: reflections on Philadelphia
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)
School holidays: Are adventure experiences good for your children?
Stuff (Josh Martin)
Using the law for children’s rights
Child in the City blog (Children's Rights International Network)
Should children study in the summer holidays?
BBC News (Marie Jackson)
What makes a great school grounds design?
Children 'exercise less as they get older'
BBC News – Health
How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play
The Atlantic (Timothy D. Walker)
Let kids play with fire and power tools, researchers say
The Advocate Coffs Coast (Pilar Mitchell)
More evidence that outdoor time may help prevent nearsightedness
Reuters (Anne Harding)
Penned in: How public space is failing our children
Foreground (Shea Hatch)
As a mum I'm one tough mudder: Ben Fogle's wife on why she lets their children play with knives, light fires, get dirty AND fall down the stairs
Daily Mail (Marina Fogle)
‘Education is the solution’: the Gloucestershire high school enforcing a digital detox
The Guardian (Steven Morris)
Why I Don’t Hover Over My Children
Scary Mommy (Joelle Wisler)
‘It’s safer outdoors than in indoors’
Let kids play like kids
Straits Times (Andy Chen)
Top tips to keep your child healthy!
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board