Blog

Kate Cowan explains the background to the Play Observatory and our aims for the project.

Kate Cowan discusses some of the ways children have been playing with digital technologies throughout the pandemic and the debate surrounding young people’s ‘screen time’.

In the first of our guest blogs, Dr Ceri Houlbrook takes an imaginative journey into the future, asking how children's play during the pandemic could be interpreted through the physical, material objects they've created at this unusual time.

Cath Bannister finds past examples of play informed by illness in the archived papers of folklorists Iona and Peter Opie.