Take it easy… rest, play and creativity (accompanied by a toast to boredom) “Boredom is something wonderful” I heard the speaker say. The prevailing winds usually blow us towards active, engaged, purposeful so idling in rest, daydreams and boredom seemed … Read More
It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Brian Sutton-Smith, play theorist extraordinaire and author of countless books and articles. Perhaps most notably, he wrote The Ambiguity of Play, which surely sits on the shelves … Read More
26 January 2016 – In an email to IPA received this morning, the Communications Officer for UNICEF South Sudan in Juba says it is possible that South Sudan has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child but it is … Read More
15 January 2015 Berlin Fachtagung „Spielen ist Kinderrecht – Strategien für die Zukunft der Gesellschaft“, 15.Januar 2015 in Berlin Das Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk veranstaltet zusammen mit dem Bündnis Recht auf Spiel, der deutschen IPA-Sektion und der National Coalition am 15.Januar in … Read More
by Theresa Casey, President, International Play Association There is a special relationship between children’s rights and Geneva – described as ‘the centre of gravity for children’s rights’ – so I was honoured to be there on the 20th November 2014, … Read More
Hello and welcome to the new IPA World website. We will be adding and fixing links, addresses, contacts, branch information, and more in the coming weeks. When you stumble upon something that needs fixing or you think of something that … Read More
18 June 2014 IPA Blog for the Toy Industries of Europe The importance of access to play in situations of crisis Theresa Casey and Ric McConaghy, International Play Association (IPA) The International Play Association (IPA) has long been concerned about … Read More
23 September 2014 IPA Blog for the Toy Industries of Europe Re-Play for Play: policy makers’ engagement needed to improve play opportunities across Europe Margaret Westwood, Board of the International Play Association (IPA) Despite the universal nature of the drive … Read More
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The next triennial conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014.