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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

Virginia church renovates courtyard into playground

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 228 S. Pitt St. in Alexandria, Virginia recently completed a courtyard renovation project. The courtyard is situated between its historic sanctuary, designed in 1817 by famed architect Benjamin Latrobe (designer...Read more
|Comment|author: Jonathan Moore
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Bringing play-based learning to refugee children

On Wednesday the LEGO Foundation announced it’s $100 million grant to ensure that young children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crises are able to learn through play. The recipient of the grant, Sesame Workshop, will work...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Inclusive play design: why, how and who

Sarah Lisiecki has studied play professionally for more than five years. In this article, she details how Embrace Park in the city of Norfolk created a space for all children and brought a community together. “The value...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Lisiecki