Welcome to Kids Play Space – a site dedicated to nurturing play and boosting life skills!
THE KIDS PLAY SPACE PHILOSOPHY
- that children’s independence in everyday activities can be supported in many small, meaningful ways every day
- that children’s primary occupation is play, and through play, children’s learning is the deepest and most valuable
- that all children have the right to play, regardless of socio-economic status, living environment, family situation and level of education, ability/disability and so on…
- that children deserve as many opportunities as possible to lead their own play
And what’s more…
- that adults have a responsibility to advocate for the rights of children
- that children presenting with specific developmental difficulties can be encouraged with certain activity prompts, appropriate facilitation and environmental consideration
- that ‘the simple things in life are often the best’ – less screens, batteries and ‘plastic fantastic’; and more natural, recycled, and readily accessible loose parts and tools
- that cardboard boxes are way under-rated!!!
The creator and author of Kids Play Space is Anna Meadows, a self-declared “passionate paediatric occupational therapist and fierce play advocate”. Read more about Anna here.
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- Whilst I am an occupational therapist, please note that if you are seeking OT advice and ideas specifically for your child – an individual assessment and recommendations from your local OT is recommended.
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