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Voice of the city: Making the case for play

“So, parents, I know you would like to see some semblance of normal for your children in terms of structure. However, as you embrace a new normal, for what we know will be an extended period of time, let your kids rediscover what was… Continue Reading “Voice of the city: Making the case for play”

Kentville Parks and Recreation on Taking Play Seriously

Editor’s note: This post was written for us by Julia Stephenson Kentville’s Active Living Community Coordinator. Find out more by visiting The Town of Kentville website. Beginning in the fall of 2017, inspired by the national and global work on unstructured play for children,… Continue Reading “Kentville Parks and Recreation on Taking Play Seriously”

Risk, Resilience, and the Renaissance of Play

Editors note: Dr. Mariana Brussoni, internationally renowned risky play researcher, led a keynote lecture at Dalhousie’s University Club for the third installment of the #SummerofPLEY series. Dalhousie’s PLEY Project hosted a keynote lecture with University of British Columbia researcher, Dr.Mariana Brussoni. Dr. Brussoni’s research… Continue Reading “Risk, Resilience, and the Renaissance of Play”

From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

By: Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia Editor’s note – This article was originally published in the Canadian edition of The Conversation. We are pleased to reprint it here with a breif commentary from Mariana… Continue Reading “From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children”

The Role of the Adult in Loose Parts Play

Editor’s note: This list of advice was written by our PLEY team member and early childhood educator extraordinaire, Jane Cawley. Thanks for your hard work, Jane! One of the topics that the team discussed before, during, and after the pop-up event is the role… Continue Reading “The Role of the Adult in Loose Parts Play”

Pop-up Loose Parts Playground Pictures

Stay tuned for more pictures and our recap blog from our Pop-up Playground…

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