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October 11, 2012
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Parents at The Playground: Role & Responsibilty {Playful Dialogues}

Parents at The Playground TPP: In Singapore, many of our playgrounds are plastic, commercial play systems. Then, there are the ever-so-popular indoor playgrounds at malls now too. (Some examples are this, and  this…in case you aren’t familiar with these in … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Alex Smith’s Resource List of Play Advocacy & Research {Playful Dialogues}

During his interview, Alex Smith, founder of Playgrounding, shared some of the following resources and play advocacy groups. If you’re a parent, an educator or someone involved in the design of community playspaces, you will find these useful and very … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Play & Playgrounds: Issues, Threats, Importance {Playful Dialogues}

Our interview with fabulous playmaker and blogger, Alex Smith of Canada, continues as he discusses how our children’s freedom to play is being threatened. TPP: So what is ‘Playgroundology’? And what exactly is the social science of playgrounding? Is it … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Playful Dialogues: An Outdoor Playgrounding Expert, Alex Smith, Shares

In Singapore, all things ‘play’ seem to make for very serious, and intense, discussions in various parenting and education circles. Even our local media is fueling the interest in the importance and relevance of play to our children’s lives. In … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
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Insect Safari Walk Idea

Day 8 of the October Playbook: Go on an insect safari hunt. Some Learning Opportunities: :: Nature, Science, Math :: Honing observation skills and acquiring basic scientific process skills e.g.observation, making hypothesis, designing research tools There are several ways you … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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Our Global Cardboard Challenge

It has been an amazing day! CARDBOARD DREAMS CAME ALIVE! The Cardboard Dreams event that I decided on a whim to host as part of Imagination Foundation’s (US) first international initiative, Global Cardboard Challenge, became a reality today! JINX IS … Continue reading