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Shaped by play and inclusive play

Play has an invaluable role in encouraging child development. But play isn’t just one thing. It’s an invitation to explore, learn and grow. Play opens up a world of possibilities. Play—on a playground, in a soccer...Read more
|Comment|author: Katie Swanson
Photo by Dmitriy Kuznetsov

Russian children play freely at Yeti

Remember your childhood. If you climbed the trees, scrambled along large boulders, ran along the roof of the garage, built houses on the trees and built snow fortresses, rolled down from the green hill and built...Read more
|Comment|author: Lilia Shabutdinova
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The first inclusive playground in a refugee camp

Za’atari Refugee Camp UNICEF opened Jordan’s first fully inclusive playground for children with disabilities. It is estimated that 30 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan have specific physical or intellectual needs. The playground contains a...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Adventure Play in 70s East London P3

This article presents the third and final part of a case study interview with Tom Burns. In it, we discuss the role of a play-leader of an adventure playground and Tom’s advice for the setting...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell
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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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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

Three ways to encourage outdoor play

Encouraging children to be active and play outdoors can be challenging. The problem arises from the fact that they’re comfortable indoors with their iPads, watching their favourite shows and eating snacks. Motivating children to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Bec Simon