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Play Awareness Sessions For Parents

Play Awareness sessions for parents, funded by the EITP Play Matters project is now open for expressions of interest. We are keen to target general parent groups and those 'harder to reach' parents such as parents identified as needing further support in terms of their play awareness, skills or

2018-11-14T10:41:43+00:00November 14th, 2018|Events, Latest News, Play Matters|

PlayBoard’s Annual General Meeting & Seminar – 2018

This year PlayBoard’s AGM and professional development seminar is taking place on Thursday 15th November, and is being hosted in:Belfast Central Mission (BCM)Main Hall,Grosvenor House,5 Glengall StreetBelfastThe morning will commence with our AGM for 20mins, which will be followed with a topical seminar:"Building Resilience Throughout Childhood – The Importance of

2018-11-09T15:21:56+00:00November 9th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Play Training For Professionals

PlayBoard NI’s Play Training for Professionals programme is targeted at those who work directly with parents and families. This one-day free training session will equip professionals with the skills to better understand play and pro-actively promote play to parents and families. Who should attend?

2018-11-14T10:19:04+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Events, Latest News, Play Matters|

‘Risky’ Playgrounds Are Making a Comeback

The modern playground has become mind-numbingly standard-issue. There’s a movement afoot to bring “adventure” back into play. The information age has ushered in an era of fear about children’s well-being, shifting norms heavily towards constant oversight and nearly impossible standards of safety. One casualty of that trend has been

2018-08-30T14:52:04+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

Playing Out – Children’s Commissioner Report – August 2018

A Children’s Commissioner’s report on the importance to children of play and physical activity We all remember the long hot summers of our childhood with endless warm days playing out and having fun with our friends from dawn until dusk. There is, of course, a serious chance that our

2018-08-30T14:45:52+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

PlayBoard NI Conference 2018 – Book Now!

Booking Form Play Matters: Space, Place and Permission to Play Space, place and permission are interrelated factors that have a significant impact on children’s play experiences. Due to an array of environmental, technological and societal factors, opportunities for children to play freely outdoors are on the

2018-08-25T23:26:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

PlayBoard NI Conference 2018

Play Matters: Space, Place and Permission to Play Space, place and permission are interrelated factors that have a significant impact on children’s play experiences. Due to an array of environmental, technological and societal factors, opportunities for children to play freely outdoors are on the decline. The relationship between environmental

2018-08-14T11:43:11+00:00August 14th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Play Matters – Play & Challenge

Children have an innate urge to play from birth right through to teenage years and they are often at their happiest when playing or ‘hanging out’. Taking risks, or being challenged is a necessary part of playing. Children will often need and want to create challenge and uncertainty in

2018-07-31T14:06:11+00:00July 31st, 2018|Latest News, Play Matters|

Play Matters – Play and Risk Benefit

PlayBoard Northern Ireland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. We are working in partnership with the Department of Education on their play campaign ‘Play Matters’ and we will focus on a number of Play topics over the

2018-07-31T14:06:18+00:00July 19th, 2018|Latest News, Play Matters|

PlayBoard Staff Focus – Shauneen McCusker

PlayBoard Northern Ireland continues to introduce you to some members of the team. This time we focus on Play Development Officer Shauneen McCusker who developed and delivers PlayBoard Northern Ireland’s TOPS (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) programme. “When I joined PlayBoard in 2006 I came from a varied work

2018-08-02T14:14:48+00:00July 4th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|