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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

 

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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

 

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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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Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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***Play Is Essential Series: Cities Supporting Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. KaBOOM! has been looking at and supporting play in communities for many years. Their annual award for playful cities is a useful gauge of how seriously communities take the importance of play. Is your community in this year’s list?

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Source: Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of KaBOOM! and Play for Children!

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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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42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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          Looking for some great quotes and posters on the importance of play in children’s lives? Today’s post shares a whopping 42 with you!

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Source: 42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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***Play Is Essential Series: LEGO and Early Childhood Education***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play must be central to the development of children. Lego is investing seriously in research on the importance of play in child development through its establishment of a professorship and research center at Cambridge University in the UK. This article from The Guardian is an excellent overview of both the issues and what the Lego Foundation is doing. Pass it on to school boards in your community.

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Source: Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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How to Design Playgrounds for All Kids – CityLab

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***Play Is Essential Series: Inclusive Playgrounds***

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             It is no secret that I love CityLab, a great resource on urban development from Atlantic Media. Today’s post is a cogent essay on the importance of building inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities–and I would add for adults as well. There are practical suggestions here you may want to share with others in your community.

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“Inclusive playgrounds accommodate kids with disabilities, fostering fun and compassion for all.”

Source: How to Design Playgrounds for All Kids – CityLab

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The Creative Apothecary Believes Play Is Essential   for All of Us!

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