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Play in the media

04-09-2019

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

Nearness, wildness, secretiveness and possibility: developing the ideal space for play
The Developer (Marianne Mannello and Jen Heal)

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Children who have afternoon school breaks are fitter but need a supportive environment
The Conversation (Sinead Brophy, Charlotte Todd, Emily Marchant and Michaela James)

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UK Government backs play streets
Playing Out (Alice Ferguson)

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Why every primary school needs a set of swings
Tes (David Cahn)

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How play is changing out relationship with inclusion
Child in the City blog (Brandi Heather)

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Why one city is undergoing a child-friendly revolution
Rethinking Childhood

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A play-based curriculum lets pupils lead their own learning
Tes (Joanna Baxendale)

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Kids’ brains are wired for a different upbringing than what they’re getting
Treehugger (Katherine Martinko)

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Why don’t we take pupils outdoors like we used to?
Tes (Gordon Cairns)

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Should kids play in dirt and puddles? Gut health improves, research suggests, but allergy link not clear
South China Morning Post (Lily Canter)

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Top tips on how to get kids playing and learning outside this summer
The Irish Times (Jenny Lee)

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A New Theory of the Progression of Pretend Play Development
Psychology Today (Brittany N Thompson)

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Parents should play online video games with children, says online safety group
Independent (Joanna Whitehead)

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The Benefits of Risky Play
Red Tricycle

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Stop worrying about screen ‘time’. It’s your child’s screen experience that matters
The Conversation (Brittany Huber)

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London officials ban segregated play areas in future housing developments
The Guardian (Harriet Grant)

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Risk is an essential ingredient in children’s play
Child in the City (Joan Almon)

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Difference between playgrounds and natural play spaces for school
Child in the City (Melissa Hamler)

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Childhood: ‘They don’t have the freedom we had as children’
BBC News (Katherine Sellgren)

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Government announces plan to increase amount of exercise for children
BBC Sport

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The Downside of Limiting Risky Play
Simply Family Magazine (Anna Rogers)

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When adults and children’s needs clash it’s the adults that usually win
Marc Armitage Thought Crime

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Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop
Child in the City (Brendon Hyndman)

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