About Play Scotland

Play Scotland is the National organisation for play in Scotland, working to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.

To find out more about who we are click here

Parents & Families

Welcome to our Parents and Families page where you will a find a range of services available in Scotland, information and play ideas.
We welcome any ideas you may wish to share with us, email: info@playscotland.org

Kid's Zone

Welcome to KidsZone, we hope you find this section fun and exciting and we welcome any ideas and comments you may have.
You can email us at info@playscotland.org. This section will show websites, play ideas and information for children and young people in Scotland.

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British children are worst in Europe for excessive smartphone use, The Independent

8 July 2014

British children experience more problems with the excessive use of their smart
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Children's TV 'packed with junk-food references' BBC News

7 July 2014

Unhealthy food makes a "startlingly" high number of appearances in children's te
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Forcing children to play sports and do homework may be bad for them

23 June 2014

Competitive parents should stop making children take piano lesson and play s
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What is Play?

Playwork is the work of creating and maintaining spaces for children to play.

The theory and practice of playwork recognises that children’s play must be ‘Freely chosen, personally driven and intrinsically motivated. Children’s playing must not be ‘Adulterated’ by any adult or external agendas.