Here is a summary of the latest play related articles, blogs, videos and podcasts to be published online.
Without play, can hospitals be bad for your child’s health?
Cathy Gilman, Starlight Children’s Foundation
This blog article examines the importance of play for children in hospital, and the impact of hospital experiences without play.
‘Mum, can you play with me?’ It’s important to play with your kids but let them make the rules
Victoria Whittington, The Conversation
This article focuses on the importance of parents taking the time to play with children, and letting their child lead the play.
This is how Lego Braille Bricks are helping vision-impaired children to read, learn and play
Emma Charlton, World Economic Forum
This article discusses at how Lego Braille Bricks are supporting vision-impaired children to play, learn and communicate.
Playing outdoors: What do children do, where and with whom?
Gerben Helleman, Ivan Nio and Sanne I. de Vries, Journal of Childhood, Education & Society
This research study explores where children play outdoors, with whom and what kind of activities they are performing there.
New Play Specialists changing children’s lives at Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital
Stacey Poole, ITV Meridian
Lego Braille bricks ‘let me play with grandkids’
Dean McLaughlin, BBC News
The Play Well Podcast: Dungeons & Dragons
Jenny Lester, Debs Barrie and Andrew Hay, Play Scotland
Lack of play in London hospitals is traumatic for children – charity
The Power Of Sensory Play In Childhood Development
Jennifer Palumbo, Forbes
The risk-taking activity that ‘helicopter parents’ should allow their kids to experience
Tonia Gray, Jaydene Barnes and Marion Sturges, Western Sydney University for CNN Health
Understanding Children’s Play: Wisdom from a Preschool Teacher
Jennifer Kales, Chicago Parent
Allowing children in hospital to play ‘could reduce mental health problems’
My daughter’s school punishes attendance by cutting outside playtime – it’s ridiculous
Allegra Chapman, iNews
Playful Brains: Early Years Play Shapes Children’s Futures
Becky Parker-Ellis, Neuroscience News
A case study of young children’s play negotiations in free play
Patricia Donner, Early Years – An International Research Journal