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11.01.2024

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Explore Play Wales

Here is a summary of the latest play related articles, blogs and podcasts to be published online.

Play sufficiency – a population health priority
Ludicology

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.

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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.

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Surprising reasons why you need more play in your life
JoBeth McDaniel, Next Avenue

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The Play Well Podcast: Campaigning for play
Jenny Lester with Mick Conway, Play Scotland

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The pandemic limited children’s ability to socialise: here’s how to encourage your child’s friendships
Caron Carter, the Conversation

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Navigating Risk and Adventure Playgrounds
Episode 17, The Wild Minds Podcast,
The Outdoor Teacher

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Why post-Covid education needs play
Zofia Niemtus, TES magazine

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Talking to teenagers – creating inclusive outside spaces
Ellie Rymer, Meeting Place

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Christmas: Would old toys make it onto lists today?
Cormac Campbell, BBC News

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