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Play in the media

18-11-2020

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

For our children’s sake, let’s rid Britain’s residential streets of traffic
The Guardian (Chris Boardman)

This article explores low-traffic neighbourhoods to allow children to play safely on residential streets. It provides information on the positive effect of stopping vehicles from using residential roads for children and the environment. The author also reflects on his own experiences of playing in his neighbourhood as a child.

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Children’s views should be taken into account when designing urban space
The Conversation (Jenny Wood)

This article explores the importance of listening to children’s views when designing urban spaces to improve public spaces for everyone. It discusses the value in spaces that some adults might think are wasteful, as children will see these spaces as opportunities to play and explore.

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Why Your Child Needs to Play in Nature
Childhood by Nature

This article shares information about the importance of outdoor play and the benefits of playing in nature for children and their health. It provides information from various studies, including a study about how providing natural play elements in a daycentre can boost children’s immune systems.

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Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter
The New York Times (Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan)

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Children still need to play out in Lockdown
Playing Out (Alice Ferguson)

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Talking through play: 3 ways puppets can help your child open up
The Conversation (Olivia Karaolis)

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Aussie kids need less homework, more play
Kids News (Natasha Bita)

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Online learning is not so simple for poorer pupils
The Guardian (Jill Wallis and Melian Mansfield)

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How to teach children to be kind
Wales Online (Neil Shaw)

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