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We Came Back for Meals: Older People’s Perspectives on Play

Naomi posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Playing Out on 24/05/2016

Playing out sessions aim to give today’s children freedom and independence close to their homes. How are they…

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“I don’t know what to do!” In Praise of Boredom for Children

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play on 30/07/2015

Like all children, mine rail against boredom when they encounter it. They want it stopped or solved as…

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Dylan Thomas, Parks and Playing Outside the Play Area

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Natural Play on 05/05/2015

I’ve just been filled with inspiration for parks again after reading the Welsh poet and wordsmith Dylan Thomas….

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Building Cycling Skills for Children and Families

Naomi posted this in Childhood, Playing Out, Traffic on 21/11/2014

When I first moved to the UK nine years ago, I was surprised to realise after a few…

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The Lost Art of Mucking About

Naomi posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Playing Out on 09/09/2014

Dinah Bornat lives in Hackney, East London and helps organise playing out sessions most weeks in her street….

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School’s Out: Why Freedom for Children Matters

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Natural Play on 30/07/2014

The summer holidays are here and that – potentially – means one important, wonderful thing for children: freedom! I…

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