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 […]
July 17, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
January 14, 2015
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Gumboot fun!

Ok, this summer in south / eastern Australia hasn’t quite been summer as yet…..instead, LOTS of rain! So why are […]