Back in 2018 we wrote an info-sheet for Play Wales ‘Older Children Play Too’ all too often when thinking about and planning for play adults all too readily focus attention on young children. From our research we know that not only is playing important to older children but it’s also a focus for younger children too. This paper explores a range of issues influencing our perceptions and practices in regards to older children’s play.
Following publication of the Play Wales info-sheet, in 2019 we were contacted by Play Australia, they had read ‘Older children play too’ and felt an interview on the subject would make interesting reading for their members newsletter. The whole newsletter makes for an interesting read for those interested in children’s play, our interview runs across pages two and three. If you fancy a read, find it in the ‘Winter Edition 2019’ here.