Playgroundideas.org is now out of beta testing and ready for you to have some fun. there are so many things you can do there like: -Start a project page to organise your playground project, get funding, find volunteers and share your designs and photos with others. -Find a free fun place to volunteer in [...]
We have a limited amount of handmade Christmas cards for sale. Handmade by Aussie kids (Princes Hill Primary Schools) and communities (Solace) to build Playgrounds in The Phillipines. They are archive quality photos on premium KW Doggett paper. Eack pack with 5 different cards with envelopes is $20 bucks. Postage in Australia is an additional [...]
Saturday, September 23, 2011 was an exciting day in the city of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter issued a proclamation declaring it the official “Philadelphia Declaration of Play” day. A group of individuals in support of the importance of play in children’s lives gathered at the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse to declare this support once [...]
Car tires are a problem. Their contruction has to be Super strong to cope with the demands of years of wear and tear and they have to be soft to grip the road and deal with bumps. Its an unusual combination that turns that problem into a opportunity. Strong and soft materials are perfect for [...]
Is this the world’s oldest slide? take a look and you decide… In respose to the article about the ‘worlds oldest slide’ on the incredible and inspiring ‘Playscapes’ blog, I believe a friend has found a slide that may be significantly older by far than any western slide. Thankyou to Elizabeth Moreno from Gulu, Uganda [...]
A bush kinder or primary school is basically an educational place that is held in place that is completely or mostly natural setting. Wikipedia describes it as: “A forest kindergarten is a type of preschool education for children between the ages of three and six that is held almost exclusively outdoors. Whatever the weather, children are encouraged [...]
On the importance of play Dr Evan Kidd – The Australian National University Play is a universal human activity. In all but the rarest of circumstances, children in every village, town, and city across the world engage in some form of play, whether it be pretending to be Batman in New York City or [...]
Based on close observations of four young children, I have garnered some conclusions on the allure of dirt. Dirt is a living substance through which young children not only explore, but actively shape the world they inhabit. There are hidden treasures to be uncovered, such as a worms and the roots of plants. And like [...]
Summary of the importance of play. “Theorists, regardless of their orientation, concur that play occupies a central role in children’s lives. They also suggest that the absence of play is an obstacle to the development of healthy and creative individuals. Psychoanalysts believe that play is necessary for mastering emotional traumas or disturbances; psychosocialists believe it [...]
We have Got some beautiful photographic handmade christmas cards for sale, perfectly in time for christmas.
New Volunteer Playground in the Philipines!
The following pictures are the best designs from the ArtPlay exhibition on in May this year. Every year a bunch of Monash University Department of Architecture students get a chance to create a playspace from cardboard to encourage the use of this low cost (often waste material) and give it a bit more life before it [...]
GoPlay has been selected as the subject for the latest AILA fresh competition!.