Here is a summary of the latest play related articles, blogs and podcasts to be published online.
Play Wales: ‘Nothing could be more important to children’s lives than play’
Simon Weedy, Child in the city
This article reports on the launch of our film, This is why play is so important which celebrates play and highlights its importance for every child.
Welsh minister says Tories waging ‘culture war’ over new 20mph limit
Steven Morris, The Guardian
This article discusses the introduction of the 20mph speed limit in Wales and references the open letter of support for the new law by organisations including Play Wales.
Gender and Play
Jenny Lester, Play Scotland
This blog article explores the relationship between play and gender, and considers issues such as risk, clothes and shoes, adult influence and spaces for play.
Cost of living means parents have less time to play with children, according to poll
Holly Patrick, The Independent
No music, no ball games, no fun: society is wiping out play
Oliver Keens, The Independent
‘I don’t think that it’s play. Because we have to play’. Norwegian six-year-old children’s understandings of play when they start in primary school
Maja Reinåmo Olsson, International Journal of Play
Lego to sell bricks coded with braille to help vision-impaired children read
Sarah Butler, The Guardian
‘That’s getting a bit wild, kids!’ Why children love to play-fightand why it is good for them
Emily Freeman, The Conversation
IPA Takeover: PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid)
Play Scotland Play Well Podcast