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Small stories of festival play

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Larmer Tree music festival in Wiltshire, working with some of the children there (hence my lack of writing for a short period). 2,108 more words


Space Invaders

Artist and Early Childhood Educators Workshop with Helen Barry at Farmleigh, July 12th, 2014. Run by Fingal County Council.

See http://www.farmleigh.ie/media/Space%20Invaders.pdf for more info.

See images below for some arts ideas for Construction in your classroom or play setting.

Art And Children

Play, Adventure, Learn returns for the summer holidays!

Are you working over the Summer school holidays? Looking for something different for your children to do? Something outdoors? Something playful, adventurous? MKPA are repeating their Play, Adventure, Learn sessions in Hollington Wood, which were very successful during the Easter holidays. 30 more words

Considering children and respect

I find myself considering the rationale on ‘respect’ again here as I sit down to write. This has come this week via some personal interactions on the playground, some conversations on the subject with a group of playwork learners, and out and about whilst in ‘parent mode’, as it were. 1,302 more words


This week immersed

A week immersed in the life of a playground, in discussions about play, in teaching the arts of playwork — as they appear to this… 1,912 more words


A benign conspiracy

Reading Joel Seath’s recent post Small Ways of Working is lovely as always, giving me a warm feeling as if my brain’s just slipped into a tropical ocean. 267 more words

Small ways of working: towards playworkerness

Playwork is not the only way of working with children. This has become clearer over the years, in the way that the blindingly obvious has a tendency to secrete itself in full view. 1,084 more words