Here is a summary of the latest play related articles, blogs and podcasts to be published online.
Play sufficiency – a population health priority
Framed in the language of a population health approach, this article is about why we need to protect and improve children’s opportunities for play in the public realm and what local government and health organisations can do about it.
A classroom without walls: New Zealand’s nature schools emphasise mud over maths
Eva Corlett, The Guardian
This article explores the growth of forest schools around the world and the evidence of their positive impact on children, focusing particularly on examples in New Zealand.
Surprising reasons why you need more play in your life
JoBeth McDaniel, Next Avenue
The Play Well Podcast: Campaigning for play
Jenny Lester with Mick Conway, Play Scotland
The pandemic limited children’s ability to socialise: here’s how to encourage your child’s friendships
Caron Carter, the Conversation
Navigating Risk and Adventure Playgrounds
Episode 17, The Wild Minds Podcast,
The Outdoor Teacher
Why post-Covid education needs play
Zofia Niemtus, TES magazine
Talking to teenagers – creating inclusive outside spaces
Ellie Rymer, Meeting Place
Christmas: Would old toys make it onto lists today?
Cormac Campbell, BBC News