A couple of Mondays per month, PlayGroundology screenshots a cyberspot that focuses on playgrounds, or play. I hope readers dive in and explore. Even if you’ve seen the selection before, take a moment and check to see what content has been added recently.
Think of this as a very slow stumble upon, an invitation to relish something new or to revisit an old friend. Some of the people and places may be household names in the world of play and playgrounds, others not so much. I hope all will pique your interest in what they have to offer and further your own possibilities for playfulness.
London Play has been serving the kids of the UK capital for 13 years. That’s a constituency of over 1.7 million children under the age of 18.
Here’s some of what they do:
– campaign for the child’s right to play and help reduce barriers to play which are typical of a modern city
– champion playworkers as a valuable section of the children’s services workforce
– represent a genuine pan-London service, making an efficient and valuable contribution to children and young people, and their families
– are pleased that our website has become the authoritative voice of London’s play sector
– were rated “excellent” in the London Councils review of all its funded bodies, for the service we provide to the capital
– link with other organisations regionally to promote play as a natural antidote to childhood obesity and to increase their physical activity levels
– work together with Play England to complement each other’s work regionally
– support and seek to improve local delivery of services to children and young people, via our borough partners
Check out London Play for news, resources, ideas and playground listings. This is a site you don’t want to miss if you’re planning a visit to London.