December 20, 2019

The Joy of Play-Based Learning (Play Today 3)

  As the Spring school holidays end, children are returning to school and pre-school. Some to the classroom and some […]
June 28, 2018

Why supporting grandparents is so critical to the future of play in our communities (Play Today 2)

Last year I worked with Grandparents Victoria as they prepared to undertake their annual survey around  grandparents perceptions and thoughts […]
April 12, 2018

Why does time and space for children’s ‘agency’ matter and how can play help? (Play Today 1)

“As newborns we enter the world completely dependent on others – for food, warmth, shelter and survival. Throughout our lives […]
August 22, 2016

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

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 […]
November 28, 2014

Mindfulness about Adult Decisions on Children’s Matters

Over the past few days Australia has been in mourning. A young, healthy and talented cricketer by the name of […]
September 22, 2014

‘Play and Plants’ – Garden Common Presentation

Here’s a snippet of the presentation given to locals at the Garden Common yesterday in Clunes, which was the final […]
November 7, 2012

Open-ended play teaches resourcefulness and lateral thinking

I hear alot of people going on about what ‘nature deficit’ is doing to kids these days, but I think […]
October 24, 2012

Dressing down for play

When I was a pre-school teacher starting my role with great verve many years ago, I remember putting together my […]