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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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Researching playfulness on residential streets during lockdown

Alison Stenning & Wendy Russell posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Play Streets on 19/01/2021

During the spring lockdown, researchers Alison Stenning and Wendy Russell explored play and playfulness at a street level….

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Dear PM, outdoor play is essential for children’s health and wellbeing

Playing Out posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing on 05/01/2021

It is essential that children can get outside and be active, for their health and wellbeing. Last spring/summer,…

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Warming hearts (and hands!): playing out in a covid winter

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing, Community on 10/12/2020

Simple and cost free tips and ideas for playing outdoors with the kids this midwinter. Whatever the restrictions…

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Are Low Traffic Neighbourhoods the next big step for children’s freedom?

Lucy Colbeck posted this in Community, Play Streets, Street Space on 27/11/2020

We consider the pros and cons of LTNs – and how play streets might help pave the way….

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