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  • Discover how to make the right to play real for parents and children

    Date: 3rd May 2022
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Play Scotland

    Play is crucial to children and young people’s health, development and wellbeing. Parents and carers have a crucial role in delivering this right. Find out how incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child can support children and young people to have this right respected, protected and fulfilled.

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  • Starcatchers podcast: Collaborative Storytelling, Comfort Zones and Voice with Amy Hall-Gibson

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities, Education, including vocational education
    Author:

    Creative Skills Manager, Heather Armstrong spoke with Amy Hall-Gibson, drama artist and storyteller. They discuss how to bring stories alive, creative ideas for Christmas 2020 and modelling open-mindedness to early years children.

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  • Play outdoors activity cards

    Date: 9th December 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    These activity cards equip the whole family with ideas of how to keep active regardless of the weather.

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  • Panel discussion on children and the environment

    Date: 12th November 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: British Academy

    As part of its Childhood Policy Programme, the British Academy has recently hosted a panel discussion on children’s engagement with the environments around them, now available on YouTube.

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  • Activities to do at home

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Children’s University (CU) Scotland has created hundreds of free home learning activities and sheets sparking ideas for wellbeing-boosting learning at home. With a range of topics to choose from, from sport to STEM, history to creative arts, they are designed for leisure and learning outside of school lesson time. Minimal technology and other resources are needed to take part, and whether you’ve got 30 minutes or a few days, they’re full of boredom-busting fun!

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  • Outdoor classroom resources

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Education, including vocational education, Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    When learning is taken outdoors it can improve children’s behaviour and children can become more engaged with their learning. These resources range from play ideas to do at home to outdoor lesson ideas for school.

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  • Creative Skills Online

    Date: 22nd September 2020
    Category: General measures of implementation, Awareness-raising, Training, Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Starcatchers has developed a suite of resources and online events to help early years professionals put arts and creativity at the heart of practice.

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  • #YouCanBe campaign resources to challenge gender stereotypes in the early years

    Date: 25th June 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Zero Tolerance

    Play is vital to help children develop their full potential and explore their interests. Therefore, it is important that children’s play is not limited by stereotypes about what boys and girls should do and be. Zero Tolerance has put together resources and play ideas that are stereotype-free and perfect for all genders.

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  • Adventures at Home newspaper

    Date: 11th June 2020
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Children's Parliament

    This newspaper for children includes children's rights-based activities, creative ideas and tips from Members of Children's Parliament on how to keep happy, healthy, safe and connected.

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  • New resource on building child-friendly cities

    Date: 30th July 2019
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities, Non-discrimination, Respect for the views of the child, Best interests of the child
    Author:

    A new book ‘The City at Eye Level” has been published and is freely accessible online. It brings together contributions from around the world sharing best practice ideas on building child-friendly cities.

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  • European Commission publishes key data on early childhood education and care

    Date: 30th July 2019
    Category: Education, including vocational education, Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: European Commission

    The report provides indicators on key quality areas in relation to early childhood education and care (the phase before primary school education) across 38 European countries.

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  • Research Briefing - Look who’s talking: Using creative, playful arts-based methods with young children

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have published a research briefing on their work exploring the use of creative, playful arts-based methods in research with young children.  

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  • Starcatchers Annual Report 2017/2018

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Starcatchers have launched their annual report which gives an overview of their activities from the year 2017/18.

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  • New booklet – Children’s Right to Play

    Date: 13th December 2016
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: International Play Association (Scotland)

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  • ‘Value the Difference’ Resource Pack

    Date: 24th August 2016
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: SALTO Cultural Diversity

    Value the Difference is a resource pack for youth workers, containing information and tools to engage young people across many topics relating to cultural diversity.

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  • My World Outdoors – Good practice in early years

    Date: 7th April 2016
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Care Inspecorate

    The Care Inspectorate's new resource shares good practice in how early years services can provide play and learning wholly or partially outdoors, as a guide for those who provide services, people who commission them, and parents of children who attend them.

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  • Better Movers and Thinkers

    Date: 10th September 2015
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Education Scotland

    The Better Movers and Thinkers (BMT) Resource on the Education Scotland website introduces an approach to learning and teaching in Physical Education to develop the ability of all children and young people to move and think in a more cohesive way.

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  • Playing Together: youth work and play work

    Date: 21st July 2015
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author: Youthlink Scotland

    The YouthLink Scotland Policy Forum has been working to explore the commonalities in national policy for youth work and play. They have prepared a briefing paper and are requesting YouthLink Scotland members to share their experiences.

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