Here is a summary of the latest play related articles, blogs and recordings to be published online.
Playing on a shoestring: National campaign shows rewarding experiences for children don’t need to cost the earth
Leena Sidat, Wales Online
This article reports on our Playful Childhoods campaign encouraging families to explore low-cost and free play opportunities for children.
The Phone In with Jason Mohammad (available until 31 August 2023)
BBC Radio Wales
This radio show celebrates Playday 2023 and features an interview with Play Wales’ Assistant Director, Marianne Mannello.
A response to decentralised governance of human rights: a Children’s Rights Approach in Wales
Rhian Croke and Simon Hoffman, Swansea University, published in The International Journal of Human Rights
This article reports on research into Wales’s progressive approach to implementing children’s rights. It explains the principled Children’s Rights Approach which provides public authorities in Wales with a coherent framework to planning and delivering international children’s rights policy.
England’s playgrounds crumble as council budgets fall
Harriet Grant and Pamela Duncan, The Guardian
This article reports on the problem of playgrounds in England falling into disrepair as councils are unable to maintain them due to decreasing budgets.
Chris Packham: ‘Let kids explore – getting stung by nettles never killed anyone’
Helen Brown, inews.co.uk
This interview with the naturalist, Chris Packham discusses a new campaign to encourage parents and children to explore the natural world together.
National Playday: Deputy minister Julie Morgan MS visits Aberaeron
Becky Hotchin, Tivyside Advertiser
Fun and games galore as Play Day returns to Wrexham!
Families from all over Pembrokeshire celebrate national Playday
The Tenby Observer
National Playday 2022 – Newport nurseries celebrate
Kasey Rees, South Wales Argus
Thousands go along to Rhyl national play day event
Marko Vranic, Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Journal
Why parental pressures are taking the fun out of children’s play
Guest article by University of Essex, Phys.org
Getting silly with your kids is vital. Here’s how to get play into your day.
Bob Brody, The Washington Post
Town and parish councils can boost communities by supporting play streets
Guest article by Playing Out, Child in the city
‘The swings are missing’: Children in Newcastle left with nowhere to play
Harriet Grant, The Guardian