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Adam lives with his wife and their two children who are 8 and 3. Adam is the main caregiver for the children and spent his own early childhood in a city in Canada, where he enjoyed unlimited playing out with friends and siblings. Their eldest daughter discovered the joys of playing out when lockdown restrictions eased last summer. In this blog Adam talks about how much this has benefitted her and how the pandemic was a catalyst.

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One way we can all help children recover this summer

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Play Streets on 05/07/2021

The summer holidays are nearly here! And after a long and extremely difficult year for everyone, we want…

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In praise of dads and playing out…

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community on 15/06/2021

Encouraging freedom and adventure, physical skills and independence, fun, games and sport… and also: mending bikes and outdoor…

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Play street or street party – why choose?

Alice Ferguson posted this in Community, Street Space on 27/05/2021

The playing out model is in some ways just a very pared-down version of a street party; short,…

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Why playing out is a social justice issue for children

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing on 20/05/2021

The freedom for children to play out where they live is the freedom to be active, healthy, socialised,…

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Supporting others to do play streets

Playing Out posted this in Play Streets on 27/04/2021

Play streets are all set to make a big come-back from May onwards! Following the past year, what…

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