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Play in the media 01-08-2017

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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)

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Summer Holidays: Why Outdoor Play Really Matters
HuffPost Parent Voices (Han-Son lee)

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Why letting your kids play alone outside is good for them
The Social

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The child as an indicator species for cities: reflections on Philadelphia
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)

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School holidays: Are adventure experiences good for your children?
Stuff (Josh Martin)

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Using the law for children’s rights
Child in the City blog (Children's Rights International Network)

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Should children study in the summer holidays?
BBC News (Marie Jackson)

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What makes a great school grounds design?
Landscape Institute

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Children 'exercise less as they get older'
BBC News – Health

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play
The Atlantic (Timothy D. Walker)

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Let kids play with fire and power tools, researchers say
The Advocate Coffs Coast (Pilar Mitchell)

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More evidence that outdoor time may help prevent nearsightedness
Reuters (Anne Harding)

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Penned in: How public space is failing our children
Foreground (Shea Hatch)

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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)

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‘Education is the solution’: the Gloucestershire high school enforcing a digital detox
The Guardian (Steven Morris)

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Why I Don’t Hover Over My Children
Scary Mommy (Joelle Wisler)

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‘It’s safer outdoors than in indoors’
Inspiring Scotland

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Let kids play like kids
Straits Times (Andy Chen)

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Top tips to keep your child healthy!
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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