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Why Does Street Play Matter?

There is growing evidence of the benefits of street play for children and communities.

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In these pages you will find more about why playing out is a good idea for children and communities. Read our 10 good reasons for street play, learn about free play and its benefits and children’s right to play. Read more about the impact of playing out, including how it can help children’s health, and how playing out sessions can strengthen communities and grow active citizenship. We also look at the possible concerns some people have about playing out and street play and give some responses. If you want to find out how to help children play out where you live, look at our How? pages and also at what you can do on-line.

What can I do?

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