Children’s Rights

Revitalizing Outdoor Play and Reigniting a Sense of Community

Revitalizing Outdoor Play and Reigniting a Sense of Community English | Français COVID-19 restrictions have highlighted the importance of access to outdoor play for children. It has also shown the need for a sense of community. This is especially true in urban and low-income communities, where there is often limited natural green and outdoor play space. To address this need, …

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National PlayDay: Boosting Children’s Health and Well-being

National PlayDay: Boosting Children’s Health and Well-being English | Français Research and practice clearly shows that play is fundamental for children’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, there continue to be barriers to giving children the opportunity for exploring and learning through free, self-directed play. The International Play Association Canada (IPA Canada) is working to promote the child’s right to play. …

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Be a Lifeguard to Children’s “Risky Play”

Be a Lifeguard to Children’s “Risky Play” English | Français Where is the line between acceptable risk and recklessness? In this blog, see how you can bring risk safely back into play using the lifeguard approach.    By Jim Grove   Risky play is a hot button topic in parenting. Are you “overprotecting” your children? Or are …

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