September 16, 2016

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

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

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 […]
July 17, 2016

Empathy and its influence on Duty of Care

In the past week the NSW government has shut down the Greyhound Racing industry in light of widespread overbreeding, injury, […]
May 17, 2016

Why kids getting access to play in our neighbourhoods is important to our sense of community

Last week I applied for a travelling fellowship to do further research and study overseas in the area of Street […]
February 3, 2016

What really is Australia’s ‘Best Playground’ and is it important?

I was dismayed to come across while doing research yesterday a new competition on the Australia Institute of Landscape Architect’s […]
January 29, 2016

State of Play in 2016

The beginning of the new year is always a time to ponder is it not? We have a little more […]
March 14, 2015

Returning Royal Park to the community and the importance of public ownership

A new playspace has opened up in the heart of Melbourne’s city and on much loved ground……the historic Royal Park […]
March 14, 2015

Not an i-pad in sight

Last weekend  I experienced an event that restored a great deal of faith in me in the future of play […]