Power of fun with kids flying cardboard aeroplane

The Power of Fun Is In The Trying

I love it when someone shares a story that illustrates the difference they are making in this world, especially when I may have inspired it…

Fun is the magnet to get kids active & fit

Fun Is The Magnet To Keep Kids Fit

You can never have enough fun games, and I mean FUN games, up your sleeve to encourage young people (indeed, all people) to be and…

Young child playing in woods marking healthy human development. Photo credit: Janko Ferlic

Play is Essential to Human Development

Adding to my post a few days ago, I offer this further understanding of the benefits of integrating ‘play’ into your curriculum. Extensive research has…

Neon sign displaying definition of play. Photo credit: Clem Onojeghuo

A Definition of Play

I make a very simple request at the start of all of my professional development & training workshops – I invite my group to play….

Yellow school bus offering students back to school activities. Credit Renan Kamikoga

Back-To-School Games & Activities: Lesson #2

At the start of the new school year, there is often one or more students who are new to the classroom. Playing a series of…

Girls laughing together to inject tons of humour into your program. Credit Jessica Wilson

Things I’ve Learned Along The Way: Tip #3

Inject Tons of Humour Into Your Program This is such a critical element of my delivery, and to be honest, the trick to opening up…

Kids playing with meaning of FUNN. Photo credit: Mi Pham

What is FUNN?

When opening a program I often make a simple invitation to my group to ‘play’ and to have FUNN. However, it’s fair to say that…

Fresh Air Festival, by Pop Up Playground

Street Games & Constructive Play

If you happen to be in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend, check out Fresh Air Festival, featuring the Pop Up Playground folk. For three days 8-9-10…

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