September 30, 2017
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More Australian male advocates for play needed

Recently attending the International Play Association World Conference in Calgary, Canada I couldn’t help but notice firstly how small the […]
March 14, 2017
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The Rise of High-Rise Schools in Australia

Ever seen the movie the Fifth Element? Vision of a futuristic multi-levelled world where cars no longer drive with four […]
November 11, 2016
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Unusual & Unexpected Places to Play #2 – Heller Street Park and Common, Brunswick

Yes its another Victorian project, this time in inner city Melbourne. Fear not though, as I will be on the […]
November 9, 2016
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Programming play environments…..is it always necessary?

I started to do some research this morning in searching for another unusual place to play for my blog series, […]
October 5, 2016
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What’s wrong with going outdoors?

I have recently been asked to tender on an early childhood project that includes both outdoor and indoor play spaces. By indoor […]
September 26, 2016
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Unusual & Unexpected Places to Play #1 – Stawell Steps

This is the beginning of a series I’m going to blog about on incidental or playable places or spaces for […]
September 16, 2016
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Magical Places to Play

As a child cubby building was one of my favourite occupations. I recall especially one summer holiday when I was […]
September 2, 2016
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Playable environments and nature play

Many designers, companies, organisations and educators will tell you that ‘nature play’ is the prime opportunity for children to re-connect […]
August 22, 2016
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How play can teach children assertiveness and protect against bullying

I came across an article published by the American Journal of Play in 2011 which was an interview with Hara […]
August 12, 2016
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What about the under 3’s?

Ever been to a local playspace with your toddler to find that the surfacing is impossible for them to walk […]