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By Robyn Monro Miller, President of the International Play Association
2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations General Comment 17 on the right of the child to play. Today is World Play Day: it’s time to reflect on just how far we have gone in those five years.
"Adults in many communities are hearing the message about how important play is and embracing it"- Robyn Monro
An article re posted here in full from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australsia.
Words by: Emily Ditchburn.
Can there be such a thing as keeping children ‘too safe’? Absolutely – and councils shouldn’t be scared to play their part by introducing a little risk into playgrounds.
Praise for Play Australia member Kym Simoncini from the University of Canberra, who has co-authored this article for the very popular website - 'The Conversation'.
The article is titled 'Christmas shopping: Why blocks are still the best present you can buy children' and is a well structured and convincing argument.
This week the Australian Federal Government's Department of Health has released new 'movement guidelines' which support Play Australia's promotion of play for young people and families in Australia.
We have reproduced the guidelines here, with all links directed to the Department of Health's website.
Regardless of how young or old you are, there are physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines available for you.
Katherine Masiulanis and Elizabeth Cummins are the latest Routledge Featured Authors. Read the interview to discover more about their recent publication, How to Grow a Playspace.