London Playwire Weekly (page 1 of 4)
Children were badly hit by the measures imposed to keep the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in check - despite being least at risk from the disease itself. As the pandemic grinds on we must ensure that children's need and right to play is prioritised. Play has perhaps never been more important to help children cope with this strange new reality. Our now monthly bulletin comes to you on the second Tuesday of the month and aims to help anyone with children in their lives navigate the uncharted waters ahead with news, tips and fun ideas.
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Hello! How are we all doing out there? Hmmmm. Yep, the nights are drawing in. And the news is looking a bit on the grim side. And yes, in normal times we'd be looking forward to Halloween and the great excuse it offers for amping up the playfulness and building community spirit. Times may not be normal but don't despair! Read on.
Hello! We reckon it's a fair assumption that there are lots of mixed feelings out there this week. Children back at school. Traffic building. Cases rising. Summer memories fading. Autumn arriving. Yep, all that. Children will be feeling it too. And how best will they manage all this uncertainty? Playing, of course
So the summer holidays are drawing to a close and we have to say 'hats off' to London's endlessly resourceful, creative and adaptable adventure playgrounds for making the magic happen for children this summer. Kudos too to all the parents and carers who kept the spirit of play alive for their children through this most unusual of summers.
Schoooooool's out for SUMMER! Adventure playgrounds are back... THANK GOODNESS! If you work in or live near one of London's magical adventure playgrounds you are the lucky ones in this summer of strangeness.
Wow. So the summer holidays begin next week and with them comes a whole new phase of adaptation for children, parents and carers and play workers. It will be far from the summer we might have imagined at the year's outset!