Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Culture of Playwork Session at ACM

I'm currently in Philadelphia for the ACM and AAM museum conferences. Definitely one of my favorite sessions at the ACM conference was "The Culture of Playwork from the U.K. to the U.S."

Four presenters, Joan Almon, Penny Wilson, Erin Baker, and Rachel Grob each spoke eloquently about the value of play in the lives of children and adults, as well as the emerging profession of "Playwork."

I really want to think some more about all the meaty issues introduced during this session before I write some more about it, but in the meantime I hope you will visit the websites of the presenters' respective organizations: U.S. Alliance for Childhood, Play Association Tower Hamlets, KaBOOM!, and The Child Development Institute.

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