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How to keep hold of children’s freedom into the winter

Daniella posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Natural Play on 10/10/2017

It’s that time of year again when everything is just starting to close in, especially for children. The…

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Learning to Ride a Bike: Solving the Parents’ Dilemma

Daniella posted this in Childhood, Community, Cycling on 19/05/2017

  Do you remember learning to ride a bike? One of my key memories is that my younger…

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

Alice 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

Alice 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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