In September and October 2021, thirty students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences conducted research in the Netherlands. Every student walked crosswise through their own residential area on at least two different days to observe where and which children are playing outside, writes urban geographer Gerben Helleman, author of the blog Urban Springtime. “In addition, we … Continue reading Playing outside: who, where and what?
During 2021 Play Wales have produced and circulated a variety of new and updated publications to support and inform those who have an interest in, or a responsibility for children’s play. Here is a summary of the publications – all of which are available to freely download. Summary
Baroness Frances D’Souza has called for the appointment of a Cabinet Minister for Children as a new report criticises the Government’s strategy for children’s physical health as a ‘crude fixation’ on ‘weight management’. The Honorary President of The Children’s Alliance said:‘Physical Health’ is a comprehensive study of children’s physical health during the time of Covid-19. … Continue reading Second Report from Children’s Alliance
Covid-19 has uncovered entrenched health inequalities; hobbling UK children even prior to birth and creating a ‘twin-track childhood’ on course to derail a post-pandemic recovery unless children are placed at the heart of it.This is the view of ‘The Early Years’: a Report developed by 31 academics, voluntary sector and childcare professionals and published today … Continue reading Children’s Alliance report on Early years
Parents are leading a campaign that is trying to highlight the impact of air pollution on children. A group of three mums have been collecting stories from other parents from around the world about how air pollution impacts their children. They invite you to add your story. You can do that here. “We are asking … Continue reading Parents lead campaign to reduce air pollution
Copenhagen and Geneva, 22 September 2021Every year, exposure to air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million premature deaths and result in the loss of millions more healthy years of life. In children, this could include reduced lung growth and function, respiratory infections and aggravated asthma. In adults, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the … Continue reading New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines