An observational audit found almost all of the parks in Sydney's inner west were substandard. But perhaps even more important was the issue of access.
Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
British three- and four-year-olds spend around four hours a day on screen time.
There’s so much more to video games than first person shooters.
Parents often see reading as "school business" - something that teachers are responsible for.
Recycled or scrap parts including tunnels, pipes, crates, foam, rubber and plastic parts make for better play equipment for kids than a fixed swing set.
Health professionals need a dose of drama in their training to build clinical and interpersonal skills.
Children feel less frustrated and are allowed to be creative and expressive in spaces where they make choices.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Welcome to the wonderful world of kamishibai – a centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition.
Sports fans are of two types: purists and partisans. The attitudes of both can affect the game. An expert explains which one you are and what that means.
Ken dolls with a 'man bun'. Female superhero action figures. At long last, the gendered distinctions of the pink and blue toy aisles are starting to break down.
We shouldn't save play for the playground.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
The power of play and how Lego is changing the world one brick at a time.
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
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 bear of little brain has become a literary inspiration.
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?