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Play, which is non-restrictive approach to action, and its grammar

Being a playworker offers privileged insights into the many-faceted nature of play and, by extension, children’s culture. We, as the adults, are by definition on the outside looking into that culture. 1,545 more words


Object Play Out and About

Because of recent observations of object play during outreach sessions, we took a tub of bits and bobs (old barrel insides and casings of locks and other things you find as ornaments on doors) to a session last week: … 174 more words


Save Emdrup Adventure Playground | Love Outdoor Play

I was lucky enough to visit Emdrup – the world’s first adventure playground –  on a study visit to Copenhagen in 2003, and I still remember its relaxed, low-tech, quietly self-assured ambience. 172 more words

Outdoor Play

Digging out the rocks

Rose is 8 years old, and comes to school every day with a large flower pin in her hair. Her teachers and the recess staff had told me, with some concern, that all she ever wants to do is collect rocks. 702 more words

Hammers and Nails Out and About

It’s about time we posted more photos of things going on in the Play Project! So much is happening in play, and provisions for it. Play can happen pretty much anywhere and with anything . 24 more words


Reconsidering recapitulative play

The most frequently read page on this site is Bob Hughes’ Play Types, which is as it should be.  He provided us with an incredibly useful taxonomy.  795 more words

(E)states of play

It’s high time I wrote again on this blog, and a number of areas of thinking have been knocking on the door and looking for some written attention: where to go first this new year though? 1,041 more words