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
February 2019

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

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 >

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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In the age of screens, families are spending more time “alone-together”

Turns out, families are spending more time together than before. But not together-together. Alone-together.  Full article 
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Nurseries urged to let children play in the great outdoors

Children have a natural love of climbing trees, kicking leaves in the woods and jumping in puddles. But the proliferation of...
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Study finds children’s screen time has replaced outdoor play

A report by the Association of Play Industries (API) reveals that children have never moved so little and points to substantial evidence...
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What the global ‘play gap’ means for our children’s futures

Are we neglecting childhood? The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about more than changes in business, technological developments and the push to...
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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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