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Topic: Playground

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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

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

The introvert playground

An educational art and design-initiative named ‘A secret club’ builds playgrounds that keep the introvert in mind. The goal is to pique the user’s imagination. Because if play takes place inside your head, everything is a...Read more
|Comment|author: Kenn Munk

Outdoor play for Dutch children declines

‘Dull play areas’ are the reason why two-thirds of Dutch children never play outside or only once a week, according to research. This alarming trend equates to a 10 per cent rise in the last...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Building inclusive play spaces

Anne-Marie Spencer argues building inclusive play spaces is possible when we consider the whole child, whole environment, and whole community. Inclusive play. Ask 10 people what it means and it’s quite possible you’ll get 10 different...Read more
|2 comments|author: Anne-Marie Spencer