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Dear politicians, playing children bring communities together - but they need you to protect their space


Tim Gill reblogged this on Rethinking Childhood and commented:

A timely, heartfelt yet reasoned response to recent political comment on children's right to play, which I am happy to put my name to. Please share far and wide - and more importantly, please raise the issue with your local candidates. My thanks to Adrian, and to Penny Wilson of Play Association Tower Hamlets, for their hard work in pulling this together.

Playwork field calls on parties to adopt policy measures for play

Proposals from the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne show that the playwork sector has lost none of its ambition, or its fight

A special session at the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne earlier this month has produced a clear and ambitious play policy agenda ahead of the General Election. 562 more words

News Release

Quiet: thoughts on playworker boredom in some children’s play

A small but significant aspect of playwork practice has been quietly playing itself in and out of my thoughts lately (that is to say, if the playwork in question is of the flavour that involves children’s wishes for the adult to participate to some degree in the play). 1,117 more words


Daily (ish) Favouriting: Perceptions of play & play theory

Today’s edition of Daily (ish) Favouriting comes from an article posted on The Conversation, a great website whose tagline is “Academic rigour, journalistic flair.” 459 more words

Daily Favouriting

Politicians told: invest in play, and children, families and communities will all see the benefits

Today a call goes out to all UK political parties to invest in children’s play because of the proven benefits to children, families and communities. The call comes from the… 356 more words

Public Policy

Reflections of a playworker in Tottenham

Last week saw a trip out across the far reaches of the other side of the city of London (that is, a trip up the Victoria line, and then a fair hike up Tottenham High Road!) to pay a visit to Somerford Grove Adventure Playground. 1,218 more words