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The Pandemic Play Project

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Judy McKinty

Where there are children, there is play. It is a universal impulse, as old as humanity. Physical play, verbal play, friendship play, solitary play – it is the exercise of body and imagination, marked by humour, challenge, invention and exploration. As essential to childhood as food and drink.

Dr. June Factor

https://pandemicplayproject.com/

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

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The New York Times

The Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School looked critically around their campus and set about,  as one of them put it, 'bringing in risk'. Out went the plastic playhouses and in came the dicey stuff: stacks of two-by-fours, crates and loose bricks. The schoolyard got a mud pit, a tire swing, log stumps and workbenches with hammers and saws.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/10/world/europe/britain-playgrounds-ris…

 

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In praise of boredom: a lockdown story

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The Age

Melbourne writer Doug Hendrie gives us a refreshing take on his family's learnings from the 2020 Pandemic. Doug's recent article featured in The Age, and speaks to how the lockdown gave him and his children the freedom to be bored!

By Doug Hendrie - Melbourne Writer November 28, 2020

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/in-praise-of-boredom-a-lock…

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Every move counts towards better health – says WHO

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World Health Organisation

WHO statistics show that one in four adults, and four out of five adolescents, do not get enough physical activity. Globally this is estimated to cost US$54 billion in direct health care and another US$14 billion to lost productivity:

https://www.who.int/news/item/25-11-2020-every-move-counts-towards-bett…

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