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Play Streets Supports Healthier Kids

With the recent release of the Australian Physical Literacy Framework developed by Sport Australia, the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, commissioned by Play Australia, have launched a new evidence review: “How Play Streets supports the development of physical literacy in children”.

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Why won’t we let our kids walk to school?

"As we are emerging from our homes post COVID-19 and children are getting back to school, now is the perfect time to get our children walking there. But parents still seem hesitant to let them. This era of risk aversion by parents is creating problems for our children’s development.

Instead of being as safe as possible, children need to be as safe as necessary. Read More...

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Play Australia responds to World Health Organisation on the state of children’s health

With many families experiencing home isolation and physical distancing, Play Australia is concerned about the impact this is having on children’s mental health, now more than ever. Play Australia has responded to the World Health Organisation’s Draft Discussion Paper ‘Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents, adults and older adults’, seeking an increased commitment by governments, schools, the early childhood sector, families and communities to make changes and encourage children to play outside every day, as a matter of urgency. Read More

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