Articles and videos on providing environments for children’s natural exploration and social learning. Play is a foundational Restorative Practice that promotes mental health and resilience, for both children and adults.
Julia’s columns can also be found at Standing with the Kids.
The Playground and its Journey from Anarchy to Economic Development Tool – short talk by Nils Norman.
Prescription for Play – from the Alliance for Childhood.
The Benefits of Risk in Children’s Play – from the Alliance for Childhood.
Other Web Resources
Rethinking Childhood blog – Playgrounds that rip up the safety rules.
Places of Woe, Places of Possibility – Free Play Network (UK) photo exhibit on bad and good playgrounds.
Design for Play – Guide to creating successful play spaces from Free Play Network (UK).
The Playwork Primer by Penny Wilson, an on-line guide for playworkers from The Alliance for Childhood.