21 01, 2022

Webinar: A teaspoon of play helps the stress levels go down

2022-01-21T15:20:57+00:00January 21st, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

Supporting children’s mental health and well-being through play. Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:30amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbateaspoonofplayhelpsthestresslevelsgodown8222.eventbrite.com Join our webinar for parents, and professionals who work with children, during Children's Mental Health Week. A fun and interactive session that supports you to promote children and young people’s positive mental [...]

17 12, 2021

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-01-11T13:02:21+00:00December 17th, 2021|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, Play Services, Play Your Part, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Young People, Youth@Play|

We are delighted to share our new podcast - The Play Pod. Listen now on PodBean at http://playboardni.podbean.com or find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episode 3 - PlayBoard's Shauneen McCusker talks with two local teachers who recently led their primary schools in achieving the Taking Outdoor Play [...]

28 07, 2021

Managing risk in play provision: A position statement

2021-12-03T10:21:37+00:00July 28th, 2021|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The Play Safety Forum, a grouping of national agencies involved in play safety, has produced Managing Risk in Play Provision to support the work of those involved in play provision of any kind (for example play areas, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, play centres and holiday playschemes). These include local authorities, voluntary [...]

19 07, 2021

Play Safety Forum statement on Covid-19 and play

2021-12-03T10:23:51+00:00July 19th, 2021|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

July 2021 statement This latest statement outlines key facts about Covid-19 and children’s play, and argues for a balanced approach to decision-making. It builds on two previous statements on this topic issued by the Play Safety Forum. Read Covid-19 and children's play - July 2021 statementDownload https://playsafetyforum.wordpress.com/covid-19-and-childrens-play

22 06, 2021

Summer of Play!

2021-12-03T10:26:27+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

PlayBoard NI has joined with Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, playfirstuk, Playing Out and Save the Children to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer to repair some of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic on children’s well-being. Summer of Play campaigners including charities, businesses and [...]

20 05, 2021

Share your favourite summer activities

2021-12-03T10:37:06+00:00May 20th, 2021|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Do you remember your favourite thing to play during the long summer months of your childhood? Do you work with, or care for children and know what summer activities they love to play? We want your help to collate the top 20 summer activities for a play challenge for children [...]

18 05, 2021

Top play props and resources

2021-12-03T10:52:09+00:00May 18th, 2021|Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Calling all playworkers, teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, parents/carers or anyone who works with children. We need your help – can you answer the questions below? What are your top play props?What other resources for play do you use to help create a play space to help facilitate children’s play? If [...]

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