Fair Play for Children News — Research into Childhood

Jan Cosgrove
10 min readApr 1, 2024

Fair Play for Children website: http://www.fairplay31.online/index.html

Previous edition to 16th March 2024

12th April 2024

Junk Playgrounds. The “Anti-Aesthetics” of Play in Post-World War II Playground Design.

DIY Performance Culture of Folkets Park, Malmö : Creative Play, Community and Ownership of Public Space

Revitalization of Public Space: From “Non-Places” to Creative Playgrounds

A space for ambiguity: play and playfulness as spaces of protest, i n Trading Places: Practices of Public Participation in Art and Design Research. Hamers, D., Bueno de Mesquita, N., Vaneycken, A,. & Schoffelen, J….

On Lines, Place Making, and Children’s Play: An Exploration of Street Life in the Netherlands

PUBLIC SPACE AND PLAY THEORY, READING AACHEN THROUGH PLAY THEORY

“U NMAPPING” THE URAL PLAYSCAPES: AN ANALYSIS OF PLAYGROUNDS AND CHILD PLAY UNDER THE POST-SOVIET URBAN TRANSITION OF YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA

From infrastructure to playground: the playable soul of Copenhagen

The boundaries of heterotopia : examining the playground’s “public value” in contemporary Athens

Urban Outdoor Recreation: Children’s Playgrounds in Warsaw

‘Childhood is measured out by sounds and sights and smells, before the dark of reason grows’: children’s geographies at 12

Prevalence of adolescent mental disorders in Kenya, Indonesia, and Viet Nam measured by the National Adolescent Mental Health Surveys (NAMHS): a multi-national cross-sectional study

1st April 2024

Nature in the Cities: Places for Play and Learning

Australian Primary School Playgrounds — Monuments to Misunderstanding?

Playground Ideas ENG

2013.01 Opportunities for Outdoor Play? Playgrounds-New Spaces of Liberty (The Question of Form)

Childhood Geographies and Spatial Justice: Making Sense of Place and Space-Making as Political Acts in Education

Spatial representation, activity, and meaning: Children’s images of the contemporary city

The public playground paradox: ‘child’s joy’ or heterotopia of fear?

Exploring children’s perceptions and experiences of outdoor spaces

Fences of childhood: Challenging the meaning of playground boundaries in design

Containing children: some lessons on planning for play from New York City

Children Deserve A Space to Play: A Vision for a Better Urban Playing Spaces in Jeddah, KSA

Playing Heterotopia. Are playgrounds a child’s matter?

Rosen, R. (2016). ‘Early Childhood Subjectivities, Inequities, and Imaginative Play’. In N. Worth and C. Dwyer (Eds), Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities. Vol. 4 of Skelton, T. (ed.) Geographies of Children…

Children’s Use of Public Space

Child, play, and urban space: a historical overview and a holistic paradigm for child-centered urbanism

‘Childhood is measured out by sounds and sights and smells, before the dark of reason grows’: children’s geographies at 12

Efficacy and perception of feasibility of structured games for achieving curriculum learning goals in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten low-income classrooms

The effect of mobile game training designed for asthmatic children on asthma management and quality of life

Paediatric surgery outcomes in Africa: a call for urgent investment

Are your earliest childhood memories still lurking in your mind — or gone forever? — Science

The comparative study of chronically ill and healthy children and adolescents in the light of … — Nature

Camilla Kingdon: helping children and paediatricians thrive — The Lancet

Establishing a paediatric critical care core quality measure set using a multistakeholder …

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Jan Cosgrove

National Secretary of Fair Play for Children, Also runs Bognor Regis Herald online. Plus runs British Music Radio online