Tag Archives: play and human development

Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play & Creativity***

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          All human creativity and development emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the fundamental principle behind my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and its related resource guides. Today’s post from the Medium offers reflections and insight into this important truth.

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Source: Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

 

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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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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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Including Music on the Playground

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***Play Is Essential Series: Music on the Playground***

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          This is an idea I absolutely love–put together the playground with music! This article from Play and Playgrounds shares ideas for including musical instruments in playgrounds, describes appropriate ones, and offers pictures of the instruments in playground settings. Think about including music in your local playground.

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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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The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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***Play Is Essential Series: Great Playgrounds in US***

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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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Play Across America!

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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 Series: Why & How to Get Kids Outside***

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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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Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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***Play Is Essential Series: Recess Time in Schools***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the core philosophy of my work in progress Shaping Lives. Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. One of the big mistakes schools have made over the last 25 years is to eliminate or shorten recess and other chances for kids to move around. Today’s post shares the story of how increasing recess time in one Texas school resulted in good things happening.

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Source: Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

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***Play Is Essential Series: The Wisdom of Peter Gray***

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          Peter Gray is the wisest professor in any school of education. What I find exceedingly frustrating is that education policy makers in the US pay absolutely no attention to the research that really matters about child development so we continue to deprive children of what is most necessary for their healthy development. Thanks to Aeon Essays for sharing this.

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Source: Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

The Creative Apothecary Believes Play Is Essential for Child Development!

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