June 28, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 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 […]
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, […]