Play Scotland – Delivering the National Play Strategy in Scotland #playeveryday

Valuing play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people.

To find out more about who we are click here

Play Builds Children
– Children’s Play Policy Forum Statement

The Children’s Play Policy Forum has issued a policy statement identifying a crisis in childhood and calling for more children’s play opportunities. There are huge benefits to be gained when sufficient time and space is available for children to play #playeveryday.   Play builds happy, healthy children.  For full details and to download the Statement click here

Introducing Children’s Rights from Scottish Government

 

Click here for Training resource relating to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Playful Families

Welcome to our Playful 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

Scotland's Play Charter

Are YOU Committed to PLAY?

Play Scotland is promoting Scotland’s first inclusive Play Charter.  This describes a collective commitment to play for all babies, children and young people in Scotland. #playeveryday

Latest News >

Playday 2019 – Play Builds Children

Full details on this year’s Playday theme can be found here  
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Supporting disabled children, young people and their families: guidance

New website from Scottish Government, link here  
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To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more. Word Health Organisation

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and...
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No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says. BBC News

Babies and toddlers should not be left to passively watch TV or other screens, according to new World Health Organization guidelines. Sedentary...
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Air pollution: Two-thirds of teachers would support banning cars near schools, survey finds

Children are most exposed to dangerous fumes on school run and in playground, according to Unicef UK report.  Full article  
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Latest Blog >

Letting kids play outdoors improves their mental health: Study

Many Baby Boomers grew up spending hours on end playing outside with other kids in the neighbourhood and if a new...
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Training new doctors through child’s play

There is an old adage, that children are the best teachers. And for health professional students on their way to becoming...
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Shaped by play and inclusive play

Play has an invaluable role in encouraging child development. But play isn’t just one thing. It’s an invitation to explore, learn...
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Shaped by play and inclusive play

Play has an invaluable role in encouraging child development. But play isn’t just one thing. It’s an invitation to explore, learn...
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What Is Snowplough Parenting –And Should You Be Concerned About It?

Some parents won’t let anything get in their child’s way. Not even an avalanche. We’ve all heard of ‘helicopter’ parenting –...
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