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Campaigning for play in a pandemic: an update

Alice Ferguson posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing on 08/04/2021

Since the first lockdown in Spring 2020, we have been calling on the UK Government to ensure that…

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Let your council know you are ready for a #summerofplay

Lucy Colbeck posted this in Play Streets on 18/03/2021

We really want to play out again this summer. We all need to let off steam, have some…

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Adventurous play as an antidote to anxiety

Professor Helen Dodd posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing on 02/03/2021

Adventurous play gives an opportunity for children to learn about uncertainty, fear, arousal, and coping. In this blog Professor…

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Playing out alone – tips from the 80s

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing on 11/02/2021

The chance to play freely with other children is one of the biggest lures and joys of outside…

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Why play is the key to children’s exercise

Alice Ferguson posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing on 10/02/2021

Throughout lockdown, we have been calling for clarity in the rules that outdoor play counts as exercise for…

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Playground closures just tip of the iceberg for children

Playing Out posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing on 21/01/2021

While some English councils are closing playgrounds against Government advice, we, along with a coalition of experts and…

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