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Play in the media

16-10-2019

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

Outdoor Play is Essential For Kids’ Health, Even If Parents Worry: Study
Huffpost (Connor Garel)

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A ‘toy library’ has opened its doors to help parents save money
WalesOnline (Kynaat Awan)

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How I curbed my helicopter parenting – and let my daughter jump through fire
The Guardian (Rebecca Schiller)

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Forest schools: how climbing trees and making dens can help children develop resilience
The Conversation (Janine Coates and Helena Pimlott-Wilson)

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Letting kids play with discarded objects is great for their bodies and minds, and not as risky as you might think
ABC News (Shirley Wyver)

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Do the Benefits of Recess Transfer to the Classroom?
Room to Discover

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Why play is important in primary schools
The Educator Australia (Anna Mogato)

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‘Traditional’ playground games best for children’s health
Independent (Ailin Quinlan)

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Be a lifeguard to your child’s “risky” play
Active for Life (Jim Grove)

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Is outdoor a child’s want or right?
Treehugger (Katherine Martinko)

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The anti-cottonwool schools where kids stare down risk in favour of nature play
ABC News (Rebecca Carmody)

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UK planning policy mainly fails children, but London, Wales and Scotland begin to show the way
Policy for Play

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Outdoor play: It’s not just about playing outdoors
PACEY blog (Kayte Cooling-Smith)

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Small playground, big ideas: making space for play
The Developer (Clementine Wallop)

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Streets make communities. Have architects realised at last?
The Guardian – opinion (Simon Jenkins)

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Jumpers for goalposts: No Ball Games signs removed to let kids play football
The Herald (Sandra Dick)

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