Links from Children’s Play Information Service

CPIS publishes factsheets on key topics of interest to both play professionals and students. All factsheets can be downloaded below.

Sand in Schools – Briefing paper from Ground for Learning

The briefing note:

  • Outlines the developmental and educational benefits of sand play for children’s learning and development
  • highlight examples from Scotland and further afield where sand is successfully managed in school playgrounds
  • suggests approaches to dealing with the common management issues that arise with sand in school playgrounds.

Also highlights the benefits of children playing with sand.

Natural Play: Making a difference to children’s learning and well being

A longitudinal study of the Forestry Commission Scotland-Glasgow City Council-Merrylee Primary School partnership 2008-2011
By Leslie Groves, Ph.D

To view click here

Case Study on Woodland Play

Case Study from Grounds for Learning on Woodland Play at Chaterault Primary.
To view click here

Real World Learning

Outdoor learning and play for Scotland’s children.
To view click here