play research

Playscape: Children out and about

Our charity is passionate about creating places for children to play, but of course the classic play space was the street. Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never played outside my house because I grew up on a busy road. Unfortunately, my experience is more common for this generation whose independent roaming range is tiny…

Playscape News – March 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – A Space to thrive A recent review of nearly 400 papers that focus on health, well-being and social integration reveals the benefits that parks and green spaces have for people and communities. The Space to Thrive Report, conducted by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield, found that access to parks…

Playscape News – October 2018 Newsletter

National News: Children’s access to parkland affects their spacial working memory The Times quoted Eirini Flouri, of University College London: “Our findings suggest a positive role of green space in cognitive functioning. Spatial working memory is an important cognitive ability that is strongly related with academic achievement in children, particularly mathematics performance,” The New York…

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