By Zan 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...
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...
By Morgan 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’...
By Morgan 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...
By Ricky Tsang, Board Member of Pop-Up Adventure PlayIt was a warm evening in Vancouver and I had just been picked up in the little yellow tour car (with a surprising amount of leg room) and I was heading into the little known space of playwork. This was an adventure...
By Morgan “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...
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 After a series of unfortunate mechanical happenings, were arrived in London ON from Ottawa ON, just before midnight. We were kindly greeted by Alan, our local contact and play advocate who had started a conversation about this very visit many months ago. Our...
By Morgan Well, we’ve had an awesome start to the tour. First, you marvellous individuals brought us over the line of our crowdfunding goal. One person was a particular friend to Pop-Ups, and we’d like to thank Queenie for her incredible generosity. Now we can sleep...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pop-Up Adventure Play have confirmed workshops and hands-on practical sessions with organisations and play enthusiasts across eight Provinces of Canada. Following the huge success of their 2014 US Tour and 2015 World Tour, UK-based charity Pop-Up...
By AndySadly I wasn’t able to attend the National Playwork Conference this year having only just arrived back home from our Playwork Campference in Los Angeles. Luckily there was a live stream available allowing me to watch the awards whilst unpacking my...
By Andy I can’t quite believe that it’s been over a week already since the Playwork Campference came to an end! What an amazing whirlwind it has been. As I get ready to depart the US and head back to Europe, I spent a moment reflecting on my experiences of...
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