BOOK REVIEW: Natural Playspaces: Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul

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Rusty Keeler Reviewed by Ric McConaghy There are times when you can judge a book by its cover. Two imps peering out from behind a moss covered tree trunk suggest that Natural Playspaces ; Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the … Read More

BOOK REVIEW: The Playful Brain

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The Playful Brain, by play researchers Sergio and Vivian Pellis of the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) is an erudite exploration of the science and mystery of play. The book is targeted to a general audience – but an educated one – with a strong interest in the adaptive nature of play in human and non-human animals.

IPA Brochures – Specific to the International Association

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General Use – Files suitable for web, email or other electronic distribution. [Colour] [Black and White] Professional Printer Files – Files suitable for use by a printing company for hard-copy printing. [Colour] [Black and White]


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IPA was born in Scandinavia in 1961 and held its first conference in Copenhagen that year. Barriers to children’s play were recognized in Scandinavia as early as the 1930s when to counteract the effects of increasing urbanization and motor traffic, … Read More

The Child’s Right to Play

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The IPA Declaration of the Child’s Right to Play was originally produced in November 1977 at the IPA Malta Consultation held in preparation for the International Year of the Child (1979). It was revised by the IPA International Council in Vienna, September 1982, and Barcelona, September 1989.

2005-2008 Triennial Report

The year began with IPA’s Triennial Conference in Hong Kong, our first international conference in Asia. Another ‘first’ was the adoption of a broad ranging Strategic Plan, built ‘from the ground up’ involving hundreds of members worldwide. During the year … Read More

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