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Explore resources and perspectives supporting global efforts to promote play as central to children’s growth and development, compiled by the Working Group on World Play.
Working Group

Adefunke Ekine, Nigeria
Amrita Jain, India
Barbara Easton, United States
Dhirendra Lamsal, Nepal
Elizabeth Omondi, Kenya
Jodie Riek, Australia
Juliana Gatti P  Rodrigues, Brazil
Julian Ingabire, Rwanda

Kristine Parsons, Canada
Lindy Doller, Australia
Margaret Akinware, Nigeria
Melissa Wilhelm, United States
Neelima Chopra, India
Ruby Motaung, South Africa

Liaison:  Heather Fox, United States

Resources

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

Considerations on Design and Nature from the Working Group on Play

World Play urges designers of spaces for children to prioritize the urgent need to facilitate active and hands-on creative play at a time when both are threatened by societal forces around the world.

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Mission

Inspiring and supporting global efforts to promote play as central to children’s growth, development and learning.