Jill Rice, is the Executive Officer of Play Aotearoa, the New Zealand branch of IPA World. In her Design and Future Trends presentation, Jill discussed how designs always need to respond thoughtfully to the unique attributes
ParticipACTION Canada 2020
This Report Card was developed by the ParticipACTION group in Canada. It discusses the vital role that families play in the physical activity outcomes for children. The family impact was highlighted even more through the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Raised Good Feb 2021
Two decades ago, a German project called, “Der Spielzeugfreie Kindergarten” (the nursery without toys) wanted to see what would happen if they took toys away from kindergartens. All toys from participating classrooms were removed for three months...
Tim Gill - Rethinking Childhood January 2021
But the truth is that no-one benefits if children or their parents are under constant stress. This is why finding some space and time for unstructured, open-ended play is so important. Play can act as a release valve that allows children to feel a sense of their own agency, and to make some kind of sense of their experiences on their own terms, with adult concerns fading into the background.