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Play in the media 29-08-2017

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

Giving due regard? How serious is the Welsh Government taking its responsibilities under the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
In Brief – National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog (Sian Davies)

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Schools chief rails against over-cautious safety rules
BBC News - Education & Family 

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Why kids need element of risk, fear and excitement in play
Trail Times (Mariana Brussoni)

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Almost a third of children in Wales don’t get enough exercise every day
Wales Online (Mark Smith)

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Closing streets to cars so children can play
Child in the City blog (Alexander Starrit)

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Could street play hold the key to sustainable cities?
Child in the City (Tim Gill)

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For children, playing is the adventure
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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Are smart phones really the death of children’s play?
Child in the City blog (Chris Martin)

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Encourage children to spend more time online, says former GCHQ head
The Guardian (Nicola Slawson)

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Don't believe the spy chief - screen time is doing our children serious damage
The Telegraph (Allison Pearson)

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Why kids deserve a preschool that lets them play
The Washington Post (Jessica Smock)

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Is play valid?
Manila Times (Jocelyn Laurel)

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We’d all benefit from encouraging children to go outside and take risks
The Guardian (Christina Patterson)

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Our child obesity solutions wouldn’t be acceptable for zoo animals
The Guardian (Rob Wheway)

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A natural play revolution: Hello, dirt and sticks. Old-fashioned fun is back in style
Children & Nature Network (Jennifer Bristol)

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Plummeting children's bike imports spark fears exercise in decline
The Guardian (Melissa Davey)

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New campaign says children playing outdoors 'learn risk, creativity and team-work'
The Herald (Helen McArdle)

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Salzburg group calls for urgent action on children and nature in cities
Child in the City blog (Adrian Voce)

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‘Junk’ playgrounds fight to stay afloat in age of austerity
Treehugger (Katherine Martinko)

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Playing outside: Bring it back, report says
BBC News

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The lost art of play: No resilience without risk, says researcher
CBC News (Clare Hennig)

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Where Have All the Children Gone?
Intellectual Takeout (Kerry McDonald)

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Pontypool parade for National Playday anniversary goes on despite weather washout
South Wales Argus (Steven Prince)

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Annual Play Day Draws Huge Crowds to Wrexham For Afternoon of Fun & Games
wrexham.com

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Council apologise over playground signs banning ball games
The Free Press (Josh Morris)

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