This is part 3 of a multi-part blog series about the pop-up adventure playgrounds we create in our own communities throughout the year. This is an example of how our pop-up adventure playgrounds work, and us using our namesake model and our own resources to work...
By Morgan A conversation on Facebook recently veered into the weeds, as they sometimes do. We reflected on the back and forth of digital text and decided it was time to bring the conversation out of bubbles and into whole paragraphs. Asking us directly about who...
We have a slow but steady trickle of requests coming in from other organisations. They want to use Suzanna’s photographs of children at play, get a quote or opinion. It’s very rarely promoting something specific, and usually about creating shared content...
I am really excited to be writing this blog post. It celebrates a publication written by fellow playworkers Jill Wood and Morgan Leichter-Saxby. Acknowledging my bias, I am always proud of everything that Morgan does (she is my work-wife after all!). But seriously,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prioritizing Play Conference gathers international experts in child-directed play and welcomes local settings to learn essentials of play and Playwork practice Urbana-Champaign, IL – Non-profit group KOOP Adventure Play has been delivering...
There’s a small thing that’s irked us for ages. It’s probably a common feeling to folks in playwork, given how we struggle to explain this work to outsiders. As an organization that positions itself as a kind of ‘welcome mat’ for...
Since founding Pop-Up Adventure Play, we’ve worked in two main arenas – to share playwork ideas as widely as we can, and to help both new and dedicated playworkers connect with one another. This year, those efforts felt at times more important than ever....
“When you begin to imagine and act as if you live in the world you want to live in, you will have company.” ~ Berenice Johnson Reagon Children spend a majority of their time awake in school, and that’s not including any extra tutoring or wraparound...
Sara signed up as an independent organiser in April, and hosted her first pop-up adventure playground as part of an event called Diggiefest. She shares some information and images from that event here. On 25 and 26 August 2017, in Belgium, a tiny country in Europe,...
Erica, a dedicated student in our Playworker Development Course students, shares insightful reflections from the PDC. She delves into her experiences and challenges, providing valuable perspectives on the importance of play design. Erica has been working steadily...
By Morgan 9 weeks. 10,000 miles. 18 stops. The Pop-Up Adventure Play team has met and played with literally thousands of people, from coast to coast, in big cities and small towns, on mountains and in prairies, in parks and schools and lecture halls, with new friends...
By Andy For our 17th stop we were invited to the small towns of Foremost and Bow Island in the Forty Mile Region. This stop was brought together by Terri-Lynn and Corinna from FCSS who had been following our Canadian tour and asked us to bring our Pop-Up Adventure...
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