Play Things is provided to give inspiration to anyone trying to help children experience the wonders of play in this trying time of global crisis.


Play Things: Loose Parts Play in Good Times and Bad by Penny Wilson is an excerpt from IPA’s April 2020 Play Rights Magazine. It is being released to the public to help give everyone inspiration to provide creative play opportunities for all children during these times of global crisis. It has been developed over the past year so was not made intentionally for this time of quarantine and pandemic. To receive the entire PlayRights Magazine you must be a member of the International Play Association. Please go to to join IPA and support its international work on behalf of the child’s right to play.