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 […]
February 12, 2018

Aren’t we all in this together?

The trouble with risk and children’s play is that it creates this aura of paternalism amongst those members of our […]
September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]