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What’s the point of you, playworker?

It’s that time of the year again when I’m minded to ponder back on playworking actions, non-actions, things learned along the way, and things to chalk up to further experience. 1,682 more words


New Year's Revolutions

There’s another of those uncredited lines running around my head, that children playing out is both sign of and catalyst for healthy communities.

It sure feels true, doesn’t it?   299 more words

On baking as play

Suzanna reminds me to play, because I forget all the time. I might be short-tempered or vague when we’re talking or start to go weird in some other way, and Suzanna will ask if I’ve been outside lately. 359 more words

On playwork and radical humility

I spend a lot of time explaining that playwork is ‘a real thing’.  “You can get a degree in it and everything!” I say, and that’s true.  526 more words

Play Diary: Tubes, Tubes and Temporary Playgrounds

Hello and welcome to another play diary This entry will be bit of a flashback to those couple of weeks in the summer where I got very into a bunch of cardboard tubes. 834 more words


A Vice and a Virtue

The idea has had some discussion in Milly’s Realm. Can a vice be a virtue? Can a virtue be a vice? It’s an interesting conundrum. I think so… 679 more words

Playwork as a third path

It often feels like playwork training is at least 65% untraining – identifying and rooting out deeply held misconceptions about adulthood, childhood, relationships and play.  It’s so easy for adults to be constantly trying to teach children, leading and hurrying them along, or to have secret goals for how they spend their time.  328 more words