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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Teenagers suffer neck and back pain because they spend too long hunched over iPads and phones, say researchers

16 April 2014

It's unlikely computer addicted teenagers will take any notice – although desper
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Children failing to use toy building blocks 'due to iPad addictions' (and parents are told to limit wi-fi in their homes at night)

16 April 2014

Children are not developing the dexterity needed to write and build models becau
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The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

4 April 2014

Forget what you think you know about playgrounds. Some people look at a playg
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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.