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Mud, Mud, Mud! The internet’s largest list of muddy activities for children and families.

When it comes to children and play, mud is a beautiful thing.

If you think about it, mud is Mother Nature's original sensory play medium and it's been around since the dawn of mankind - way before parents ever thought about the notion of "sensory play"!).

This gloriously mucky yet versatile substance has been used worldwide by countless indigenous artists, as well as builders and construction experts. This continues to be the case even today.

Realising Article 31 … a shared responsibility

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

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience

From The New York Times:

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience.

After decades spent ratcheting up safety measures, many British educators say the pendulum has swung too far. Bring on the scissors, bricks and mud pits. Read the full article at the New York Times website.

Play Australia Member co authors article for The Conversation website

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.

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