A major new report on the learning benefits of outdoor, active play, written by one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood, was launched this month. Tim Gill’s report, ‘The Play Return: a review of the wider impact of play initiatives’, commissioned by the Children’s Play Policy Forum (CPPF) to summarise the measurable impact of […]... Read more.
The Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow was a huge success for English, Scottish and Welsh athletes. England topped the medal tables for the first time in 28 years, and Scotland and Wales had their best Commonwealth Games yet. The excitement and energy around these successes is an inspiration to children and young people to be […]... Read more.
Last week, children across the UK celebrated play on a huge scale for Playday 2014. The theme of this year’s national day for play was ‘Play is…’, giving communities an opportunity to show off their view of play. From small scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square, people all over the country […]... Read more.
School’s out, and museums are full of children, running around, exploring and discovering. For most young children, the large, open space of a museum is a cue to run, jump, climb, and seemingly do anything but look at the exhibits. Is there any point then in taking them, or do they simply become a public […]... Read more.
A leading expert in child development has called for children age five to be screened for basic physical problems, saying development difficulties can have a major impact on later academic results. Sally Goddard Blythe, director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester, and the author of several books on early years development, has said […]... Read more.