In June the National Children's Bureau published Play and Exercise in Early Years: Physically Active Play in Early Childhood Provision. This is a piece of detailed research which focuses on the extent to which young children (under-fives) are given opportunities to play in early childhood settings. The report helps to address the fact that there has previously been far more research conducted into the physical activity of older children than their younger counterparts.
On a similar theme, Play England have just released Design for Play: A Guide to Creating Successful Play Spaces. This publication is aimed at those responsible for looking after children's play areas, with the aim of helping them to create "imaginative, innovative, and stimulating