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 [...]

2 08, 2021

Belfast City Council supports Playday

2021-12-03T10:11:24+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Councils, Events|

Belfast City Council is supporting this year's Playday and Summer of Play by encouraging young people to get creative. On Wednesday 4 August, there will be boxes of chalk in Belfast playgrounds and parks allowing children to explore their creativity and add some colour to open spaces. You can get chalk and start drawing [...]

30 07, 2021

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council gets behind the Summer of Play campaign

2021-12-03T10:12:20+00:00July 30th, 2021|Councils, Events|

From fun-filled summer schemes, £1 swims, wide-ranging sports sessions to energetic dance clubs, imaginative play programmes and more taking place right across council leisure centres, community centres, parks and open spaces, the borough’s youngest residents are all set to have a summer to remember! ABC Council are also rolling out [...]

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

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