Tag Archives: play and child development

Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. For young children, free play in nature is a powerful tool to spur physical, moral, and mental development. As the new school year begins, this essay from NAEYC is an important one for parent and teachers to read.

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Source: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

 

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play!

Mr. PlayGroundology | PlayGroundology

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***Play Is Essential: A Major Resource and How It Grew***

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           All human creativity emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation on which my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is built. Today’s post introduces the creator of a major resource for information and ideas about play, Mr. PlayGroundology. Alex Smith is an amazing guy who lives in Nova Scotia and has developed the absolutely best source of information on play and playgrounds on the planet! Check out Alex and his work here. The featured images today are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles!

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Source: Mr. PlayGroundology | PlayGroundology

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Transforming Power of Play!

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Canada, PlayNation eh? – Playable Spaces | PlayGroundology

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          Happy Canada Day–and look at the amazing range of play opportunities in Canada. Playgroundology is a great resource for information on play and playgrounds world-wide. Today, the Playgroundology man looks in depth at what Canada offers in opportunities for play.

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Source: Canada, PlayNation eh? – Playable Spaces | PlayGroundology

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Play in Our Lives!

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School holidays Melbourne 2017: Fitzroy Adventure Playground lets kids’ imaginations run wild | Herald Sun

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***Play Is Essential Series: Adventure Playgrounds***

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           Adventure Playgrounds are beginning to pop up in many different places, offering great outdoor play experiences for young people. Today’s post describes the Fitzroy Adventure Playground in Melbourne, Australia.  It is a playground in a low-income area and is open to all youngsters living in the community. This would be a wonderful idea for any community to adapt to its own needs.

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Source: School holidays Melbourne 2017: Fitzroy Adventure Playground lets kids’ imaginations run wild | Herald Sun

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Adventure Playgrounds Everywhere!

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US Play Coalition: Supporting Play for All Ages

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***Play Is Essential Series: Working Together for Play for All***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing–this is the foundation of my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. The US Play Coalition, located at Clemson University in South Carolina, brings together a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations supporting play for all ages. Today’s post brings you to their website and information about next year’s annual conference. Explore the website in depth and learn more about supporting play in your community.

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Source: Home – US Play Coalition

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Play for People of All Ages!

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Healing Communities Through Play™ Project | Play 4 ALL

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***Play Is Essential Series: Healing Communities Through Play***

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          Play4All is an extraordinary project working with communities across the country to develop and build inclusive playgrounds. It is also one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. Today’s post brings you the Impact section of their website, which tells the story of communities that have implemented their “Healing Communities Through Play” project. I suggest you read these inspiring stories and explore the full website. It may give you some ideas for your own community.

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Source: Levings Park in Rockford, IL Does a Healing Communities Through Play™ Project | Play 4 ALL

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Play4All in Healing Communities!

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Child-Directed Play Blends Autistic Kids into Group | Psych Central News

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***Play Is Essential Series: Autism Inclusiveness***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Too often adults try to direct the play activities of young people. At San Francisco State University they are developing and studying “Integrated Play Groups” that foster the integration of autistic children with their peers in child-directed play activities. All children benefit from play that is self-directed and not determined by adults and this example demonstrates the importance of this to children on the autism spectrum as well.

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Source: Child-Directed Play Blends Autistic Kids into Group | Psych Central News

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Child-Directed Play Everywhere!

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Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play and the Imagination***

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            All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned leader in the fight for education systems that foster the creativity and imagination of young people. This is an interview  with him that needs to be shared far and wide. Thanks to Playground Ideas for sharing this.

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Source: Sir Ken Robinson says imagination is what makes us human

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Play and the Imagination in Young People!

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Meet the world’s first professor of play | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

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***Play Is Essential Series: Lego Professor of Play***

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          The new Lego professorship and research center at Cambridge University are exciting developments. Today’s post from The Guardian is an article and interview with Paul Rachmandani, outlining the way forward in our understanding of the role of play in child development.

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Source: Meet the world’s first professor of play | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the New Center on Play at Cambridge University!

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World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre | University of Cambridge

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***Play Is Essential Series: Lego Professor of Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play is especially important in the development of children. The Lego Foundation is funding a professorship and research center on play in child development at the University of Cambridge, England and the appointment of the first Lego Professor has just been announced. Today’s post is that announcement and it includes an excellent overview of the work of the new institute. This is a major step forward in understanding child development.

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Source: World-leading academic appointed to lead play research centre | University of Cambridge

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the New Lego Professorship of Play!

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