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All of us have a range of speech styles, altering how we talk to fit different situations. The adjustments we make can be barely noticeable: you might tell a work colleague that you’re going “swimming” after work, and then later tell your friends that you’ve just been “swimmin’”. But even tiny, subconscious adjustments have a real social effect, playing a...Read more
|Comment|author: Sadie Ryan
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The importance a child’s middle years

Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative. But according to Dr Lisa Mundy, we need to better understand those changes. I’ve always been...Read more
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Adventure Play in 70s East London P2

This article presents the second part of a case study interview with Tom Burns. In it, we discuss early adventure pioneers and how Tom went about setting up an adventure playground.  Tom Burns works as a...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell
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How to help Chicago’s younger learners?

The challenge of mending and strengthening Chicago’s network of care and education for its youngest residents defies instant solutions, but four candidates for mayor agreed Monday on one point: The city needs to care for...Read more
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Adventure Play in 70s East London P1

This article presents a case study interview with Tom Burns. We have interviewed Tom to find out how he got involved in adventure play, and what he thinks of the benefits and also challenges of...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell