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Play Streets Supports Healthier Kids

Submitted by karenwilliams on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:16

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?

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:22

"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

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:46

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 our full Media Release here.

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Councils unite to help Australians reclaim their local streets for play

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:03

1000 Play Streets | Play Australia

Play Australia, supported by Sport Australia, is proud to announce our council partners who have joined the 1000 Play Streets movement, to help Australians reclaim their local streets as places to come together with neighbours and play, in order to build more active, connected and ultimately happier communities.