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Childhood and Youth Studies

Childhood and Youth Studies

Contributing to realising children and young people’s human rights through research, teaching, policy and practice in childhood and youth studies

Year: 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of various forms of nature-based learning (which refers broadly to engagement with nature for the purpose of play, learning, and development), including forest school.

Featured image adapted from the front cover of Children and Society Special Issue

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Children & Society special issue, ‘Conceptualising and Researching Child and Youth Activism’. The collection seeks ‘to provide a platform for the range of child and youth activism emerging globally and the participatory methods that contribute to these movements’.

Featured image of the blog article on exploring children's picturebooks' evolving world

Reading Time: 3 minutes The landscape of children’s literature is rapidly evolving, with significant changes in how children interact with picture books. Traditional linear narratives are being challenged by non-linear interactive picture books, offering young readers novel reading experiences. But what exactly are these books? And how do they foster children’s emotional development?

Featured image of the blog - What are play cafes?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Where do young children play in public life?  Are these social and play spaces designed with young children and their communities in mind? What would an ideal social and play space look and feel like from young children’s and their communities’ perspectives? What would an ‘inclusive’/ equitable social and play space look and feel like?


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