RECENT PUBLICATIONS TO READ FROM THE ALLIANCE AND OUR PARTNERS
Why make time for play?
This information sheet provides support for play providers to advocate for staffed play provision. It shows why playing is so important and explores the benefits of staffed play provision for children and the wider community.
This information sheet explores how playing contributes to children’s physical activity levels and how early years practitioners can provide permission, time and space, as well as making materials available, for children to play outdoors. It also provides practical advice on thinking sensibly about health and safety.
Participation in the playwork context is about ‘the process of sharing decisions which affect one’s life and the life of the community in which one lives’ (Hart 1992).
Our children struggle to have a childhood with freedom, with moments of joy and delight, in the company of passionate experienced educators. Quite frankly, it is heartbreaking...Maggie Dent discusses returning play to its rightful place
Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions
The American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of playing.
Authors: Margie K. Shields Richard E. Behrman
The risks and benefits of use.
By: Play England
Play providers often tell us they need to strike a balance between the risks and the benefits of offering children challenging play opportunities.
By: Aric Sigman
The biological implications of ‘social networking’
By: Children's commissioner in Wales
Disabled children and young people’s access to play in Wales 2007: a review of local authority strategies.
By: Christopher Clouder et al
Fundación Marcelino Botín Report 2008
By: Early Childhood Forum
Play is critically important to children’s development, healthy growth, well-being, creativity and ability to learn.
Eurochild is an active network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people.
Written by Stuart Lester and Wendy Russell
Play England presents a comprehensive review of the evidence underpinning current thinking on play. It provides a detailed analysis of research and literature published since 2001 to support contemporary understanding of the importance of play, and how this relates to social policy and practice.
Published Research and Reports from Individual Schools following use of The INPP Test Battery and Developmental Exercise Programme for use in Schools
By: Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. FRSA