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“I don’t know what to do!” In Praise of Boredom for Children

Ingrid posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing 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 Children's play, health and wellbeing 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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In the skipping fun there’s data: research on physical activity levels at playing out sessions

Alice posted this in Children's play, health and wellbeing on 24/03/2015

I stood turning the skipping rope for ages at our last playing out session. Tall ten-year-olds and sturdy…

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Playing Out: A Public Health Perspective

Alice posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing on 06/11/2014

Claire Lowman is Public Health Service Lead for Bristol City Council and gives her perspective on the health…

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School’s Out: Why Freedom for Children Matters

Ingrid posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing 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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Do we love cars more than children?

Alice posted this in Activism, Children's play, health and wellbeing, Street Space 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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