London Playwire Weekly (page 1 of 2)
Schools and most adventure playgrounds are closed, and children are largely isolated in their households. This is the new 'normal'. But play must not stop - in fact it has perhaps never been more important to help children cope with this strange new reality. Our new weekly bulletin - coming to you each Tuesday - aims to help anyone with children in their lives navigate the uncharted waters ahead with tips, fun ideas and news.
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Howdy people, Groundhog Weekly here. You are gonna love it! In this issue we celebrate the work that London's wonderful adventure playgrounds are doing through these challenging times. We also introduce a new section from two 11 year olds in Tottenham on how they are keeping their friendship alive and playful through lockdown. Plus news, play ideas and a giggle or two.
OK so we are a bit exhausted here already from trying to 'stay alert'; it's like being in a never-ending game of hide and seek! But the good news is that there is no shortage of news and ideas about play and children to check out in this, your Playwire Weekly. And we are not going to sneak up on you to deliver it to you either.
So May is here and with it, a whole lot of maybes. Maybe soon we'll get a plan for lifting the lockdown. Or maybe not. Maybe it will be safe for children to go back to school in June. Or, will it? While we all wait to see what happens next, here's the Playwire.
Is it really week 6? Only week 6? Or already week 6? Quantum theory says there is no such thing as time and we are starting to see why. Whatever your concept of time is at this moment, we hope this Playwire finds you well and feeling positive.
How are we all doing out there? The good news is that the worst seems to be over, for now, in London at least. But the lockdown will rightly continue and helping you make it bearable - and even playful - for the children in your lives is our priority. Read on.