You might be interested in an article Judy McKinty, ‘The Play Lady’, has just had published in the International Journal of Play. It’s about a past project to bring kids’ play and traditional games to patients in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a bridge between their lives inside the hospital and outside in the schoolyard.
The opportunity to connect with their own play culture while in hospital, and share games with each other and their carers, had a very positive effect on the kids’ wellbeing. This type of play is fundamental to kids, and equally as important as keeping up with their schoolwork. Sick kids need to be able to play. Head on over to ‘The Play Lady’s’ website to browse, and read the article about the ‘Tops, Tales and Granny’s False Teeth’ play project. Image: ‘Playing on the floor‘.