Two young boys in helmets, playing soldiers with toy guns (1908-1928).
State Library of South Australia (B 28519/136)
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
Play activates cities and engages people, and by appropriating urban spaces it changes what these mean to people.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
‘OMG, I love this box!’
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it's all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.
What can be done to get more kids interested in STEM?
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A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.