Tag Archives: play and child development

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

 

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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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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

 

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

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

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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 Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. One of the important ways a community can support play is through the creation of playgrounds that offer inclusive opportunities for everyone. Today’s post shares with you the latest list of best playgrounds from Play Across America. You may find some good ideas here for your community.

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Source: The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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            Play is essential for all human development: the interactions among playing, making, and knowing are the foundations of civilization. Play is one of the three basic elements for transforming our schools into healthy places for children to learn. Today’s post is an interview with Angela Hanscomb, creator of TimberNook and author of Balanced and Barefoot, about the importance of outdoor play in the development of children. Thanks to HuffPost for the share.

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Source: Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools | Janet Lansbury

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           I am absolutely passionate about the need to transform early education: play must be the central focus because this is how children learn. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Janet Lansbury and offers some cogent reasons why we should ditch the current bastardized academic model.

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Source: 4 Reasons To Ditch Academic Preschools | Janet Lansbury

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12 Types of Play Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

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Learn About the 12 Types of Play!

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in Learning!

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