Here is a summary of the latest play related articles and blogs to be published online.
Roads are to be closed to allow children to play in the street
Taite Johnson, Wales Online
This article reports on how residents in the Vale of Glamorgan will be allowed to close streets to traffic so that children can play.
Get the Kids Outside!
Constance Scharff Ph.D., Psychology Today
This article gives information about how encouraging children to enjoy being outdoors can help them de-stress and become healthier.
Play sufficiency – a population health priority
This blog article is about why we need to protect and improve children’s opportunities to play in the public realm and what local government and health organizations can do about it.
Toddlers can engage in complex games as they get to know each other over time
Zhangjing Luo, Hildy Ross, Michal Perlman, Nina Howe, The Conversation
This article reports on the findings of a study of young children’s socialisation with peers.
Get stuck in but let them lead: an expert’s guide to playing with your children
Paul Ramchandani, The Guardian
This article offers advice on how parents can best engage in play with their children to strengthen their relationship and support their children’s development.
Building connections through play: Influences on children’s connected talk with peers
Emily J. Goodacre, Elian Fink, Paul Ramchandani and Jenny L. Gibson, British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Why Do Children (and Animals) Play?
Vanessa LoBue Ph.D., Psychology Today
Stop micro-managing our children’s play
Doug Marr, The Herald
When kids like the box more than the toy: The benefits of playing with everyday objects
Ozlem Cankaya, The Conversation