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Play in the media

03-04-2019

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

The first inclusive playground in a refugee camp
Child in the City blog (Julia Zvobgo)

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Rethinking the rights of children for the Internet Age
LSE Impact Blog (Sonia Livingstone)

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Risk, fear and freedom: a plea to parents
Rethinking Childhood (Tim Gill)

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Why are we so fixated on keeping kids indoors?
Treehugger (Katherine Martinko)

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From playground risks to college admissions: Failure helps build kids’ resilience
The Conversation (Nicole Racine and Sheri Madigan)

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States Consider Longer School Recess, and the Adults Aren’t Complaining
The New York Times (Laura M Holson)

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Dear parents, when you meet a child with special needs, don’t leave. Stay and play
USA Today (Amy Webb)

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Playtime Is Over!
Slate (Rebecca Onion)

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What Happens When Kids Help Design Our Cities
Greater Good Magazine (Gill Suttie)

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Call for charter on children’s mental health
Nursery World (Meredith Jones Russell)

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Play Therapy: Far More than Just Play
Psychology Today (Blake Griffin Edwards)

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A fifth of deprived children never spend time in nature, study finds
Children & Young People Now (Joe Lepper)

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The Surprising Case for Climbing Trees
Let Grow

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Rolling around in mud ‘is good for children’
Independent.ie (Conor McCrave)

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Early years expert Clare Devlin on screen time, shopping and a good old empty box
The Irish News (Jenny Lee)

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Children’s play parks drive boost in visitor numbers
BBC News Scotland

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School board’s safety crackdown triggers playground ‘play-in’ protest
The London Free Press

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School Streets – The movement for children’s freedom grows
Playing Out (Daniella Radice)

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‘Segregated playgrounds’

Over the last week or so there has been much media coverage and opinion pieces in response to an article about playground segregation at a housing development in London.

Too poor to play: children in social housing blocked from communal playground

The Guardian (Harriet Grant)

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Here is a small selection of the news articles and blogs published in response:

‘I can’t use same playground as my friends’
BBC News

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U-turn over ‘segragating’ children at London housing development
BBC News

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More segregated playgrounds revealed: ‘We just play in the carpark’
The Guardian (Harriet Grant, Aamna Modhin and Chris Michael)

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‘Outrageous’ and ‘disgusting’: segregated playground sparks fury
The Guardian (Harriet Grant and Aamna Modhin)

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The right to play is for all children, regardless of where they live
Policy for play (Adrian Voce)

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It’s so cruel to segregate children’s play areas
The Guardian – Letters

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