In this week's Brainstorm podcast, we look at the benefits of risky play, the wonders of childhood imagination and how not to design playgrounds

Ella McSweeney talks to David Gaul (TU Dublin and Irish Research Council), Christina Duff (DCU) and Jenny Kavanagh (DCU and Irish Research Council) about the serious business of play. 

This episode was produced by Ciaran O'Byrne and research is by Louise Denvir.

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A RTÉ Brainstorm video on why risky play like running, cycling and rolling down hills is good for a child's development

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