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The Lost Art of Mucking About

Alice 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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Why Play Out? Ten Good Reasons for Street Play

Alice posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Neighbourliness, Playing Out on 17/07/2014

In the early stages of the Playing Out project, before it even was a project, Amy Rose and I…

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A 1972 View of Dutch Play Streets

Alice posted this in Childhood, Community, Free Play, Neighbourliness on 12/12/2013

A tweet this morning from a Playing Out supporter (thanks @mum_on_bike!) shared a link to a unique, incredibly…

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Project Wild Thing

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Media and Links, Natural Play on 06/11/2013

Project Wild Thing is a new documentary following a father’s mission to get his children outdoors and away…

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How Our Love of Cars Impacts on Children’s Freedom and What we can do About it

Alice posted this in Childhood, Community, Free Play, Traffic on 06/09/2013

I had thought about writing an article linking the recent ‘news’ that children in the UK are stuck…

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