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
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
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?
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
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
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