Sue Palmer


Child's play: Are our kids being left unfulfilled because of our attitudes?

Literacy specialist, author and chair of Upstart Scotland Sue Palmer says allowing children the time and space for play is important for their development

HOW can I define 'child's play'? Running, jumping, climbing, building dens, making mixtures, exploring and experimenting, collaborating and competing, hiding and seeking, rough­and-tumbling, let’s­pretending ... Play is simply what children do when left to their own devices.