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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.
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
This week The Age Newspaper has featured a great article about the development of a Sensory Playground in NSW. Read the full story here.
The ABC news website has this week reported that the NSW State government will run a trial over the summer holidays. Read more here.
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.