Play in the media
Here is a summary of the latest play related articles and blogs to be published online.
Play in the Pandemic
PanMeMic (Kate Cowan)
This article shares information about the coronavirus pandemic being featured in children’s play. It discusses how play can tell us about children’s experiences of the pandemic. The article also notes the importance of play for children in making sense of difficult situations.
Re-Conceptualizing Play Across the Lifespan
Outdoor Play Canada (Louise De Lannoy)
In this article, the author explains how playing should not only be considered a child’s activity. It notes how it is important for everyone, including adults to have access to safe and enjoyable outdoor play.
8 summer activities to promote kids’ healthy development during COVID-19
The Conversation (Penny Pexman, Lorraine Reggin and Sheri Madigan)
In this article, the authors share eight activities for learning through play, including playing board games and outdoor scavenger hunts. The article also discusses the benefits of play for parents and children.
Should I go outside in the COVID-19 era?
Outdoor Play Canada (Louise de Lannoy, Mariana Brussoni and Mark Tremblay)
Pandemic Play: Child-Centred Policy in a Global Crisis
Outdoor Play Canada (Marlene Power, Louise de Lannoy, Mariana Brussoni and Mark Tremblay)
A vibrant young city is building better neighbourhoods for early childhood. Can it sustain and broaden its impact?
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)
Kids’ physical activity before the age of five matters so much because of the developing brain
The Conversation (Nathan Hall and Melanie Gregg)
How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain
The New York Times (Cassandra Willyard)
Beyond the rainbows: the missing voices of children and young people in this pandemic
Child in the City (Deborah Ralls)
Why Can’t We Just Have Class Outside?
The Atlantic (Olga Khazan)
The best playground is one built by kids
Popular Science (Molly Glock)
It’s time to embrace green space and show that learning is great outdoors
The Scotsman (Rachel Cowper and Deryck Irving)
How To Get Your Child To Play Alone When They’re Used to Having You Around
Huffington Post (Victoria Richards)
Opportunities for outdoor play critical for children during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
Lawson Foundation (Amanda Mayer)
When Playtime and the Coronavirus collide
The New York Times (Paul L. Underwood)
How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play
Edutopia (Emily Kaplan)
The State of Play
The New York Times (Jessica Grose)
Risky Play Encourages Resilience
The New York Times (Christine Caron)
Coronavirus Is Affecting Childhood: Why I Think Parents Need to Get Their Kids Outside to Play Together
30 Seconds (Mike Prochaska)
Coronavirus: just letting children play will help them, and their parents, cope
Could Outdoor Learning Be the Key to Reopening Schools?
Next City (Brianna Baker)
Coronavirus: Lockdown song written by Cardiff children