5 04, 2022

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-04-06T10:53:39+01:00April 5th, 2022|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 5 - Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) joins PlayBoard CEO, Jacqueline O'Loughlin to discuss children's right to [...]

23 03, 2022

Playday 2022 – All to play for!

2022-03-23T15:26:26+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Young People|

Playday is the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2022 will be celebrated on Wednesday 3 August. We are delighted to announce that the theme for this year’s Playday is … All to play for - building play opportunities [...]

15 03, 2022

Charities and industry call for action to improve play opportunities for disabled children

2022-03-14T16:34:58+00:00March 15th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Leading UK Charities and industry bodies call on UK councils to create accessible and inclusive child play spaces. The joint statement, launched today, addresses the need to uphold every child's right and need to play. Including Disabled Children in Play Provision, a joint statement from the Children’s Play Policy Forum [...]

14 03, 2022

Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers 

2022-03-14T15:36:27+00:00March 14th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The International Play Association (IPA) has translated their Play in Crisis series (2020), originally developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, into Ukrainian. The information sheet is based on their play research in situations of crisis and disaster. The advice is suitable for playing at home, in temporary accommodation, shelters, [...]

3 03, 2022

Inclusive play park study reports families facing exclusion from play parks

2022-03-03T11:47:26+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Play Services, Play Space, Research|

Fifty-seven percent of families who have a child with a physical, learning, sensory, medical, undiagnosed or complex need are unable to play in play parks as often as they would like, with a similar amount (56%) having to travel long distances to access a play park that meets their family’s [...]

2 03, 2022

PlayBoard calls on political parties to champion play

2022-03-14T15:38:10+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play has called for politicians to champion play, in the run-up to the May election. Play is central to children and young people’s lives, supporting the development of knowledge, skills and abilities that enhance their [...]

17 01, 2022

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

2022-02-17T11:13:47+00:00January 17th, 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 [...]

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