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We’ve rounded up a set of high-quality play resources for you to explore. The library houses a collection of links that will take you to peer-reviewed publications, videos of play experts, and websites that may be of interest to you.

You can use the filters below to find the resources that best match your interests. The library can be sorted by format (journal papers, videos, blogs etc.), child age, and type of play.

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Using play in COVID-19 Testing

A PEDAL Resource looking at how we can make the COVID sample taking process less scary for children and parents (particularly for young children) by turning it into a game of collecting rocket fuel. The video aims to give parents some ideas on how to try and turn the swab taking into a bit of […]

Title: Using play in COVID-19 Testing
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A PEDAL Resource looking at how we can make the COVID sample taking process less scary for children and parents (particularly for young children) by turning it into a game of collecting rocket fuel. The video aims to give parents some ideas on how to try and turn the swab taking into a bit of a game which distracts and engages their children – it won’t work for everyone, but it might for some.

Publication year: 2020
Date: 28/07/2022
PEDAL September Speaker Series – The Way We Play – Potential in Play

Our second webinar focused on the potentials of play in interventions, and also during the pandemic, and was chaired by PEDAL’s Professor Paul Ramchandani. He was joined by Amy Jo Dowd, Head of Evidence at the Lego Foundation and PEDAL’s PhD student Krishna Kulkarni.

Title: PEDAL September Speaker Series – The Way We Play – Potential in Play
Abstract:

Our second webinar focused on the potentials of play in interventions, and also during the pandemic, and was chaired by PEDAL’s Professor Paul Ramchandani. He was joined by Amy Jo Dowd, Head of Evidence at the Lego Foundation and PEDAL’s PhD student Krishna Kulkarni.

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Publication year: 2020
Date: 28/07/2022
PEDAL September Speaker Series – The Way We Play – Play in Challenging Settings

This webinar focused on how play can manifest in challenging settings, and was chaired by PEDAL’s Dr Jenny Gibson. She was joined by Dr Krutika Pau from Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Dr Fadi El Yamani from Right To Play. Starlight Children’s Foundation is the national children’s charity that exists to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. […]

Title: PEDAL September Speaker Series – The Way We Play – Play in Challenging Settings
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This webinar focused on how play can manifest in challenging settings, and was chaired by PEDAL’s Dr Jenny Gibson. She was joined by Dr Krutika Pau from Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Dr Fadi El Yamani from Right To Play. Starlight Children’s Foundation is the national children’s charity that exists to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. Dr Krutika Pau, Director of Children’s Services, shared insights into the challenges of play in hospitals and through the pandemic. Right To Play is an international non-profit organization that empowers vulnerable children to overcome the effects of war, poverty, and disease around the world through play. Dr Fadi El Yamani, Global Training & Capacity Building Specialist, discussed how Right To Play is using play in different challenging settings around the globe.

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Publication year: 2020
Date: 28/07/2022
Dimensionality and the Development of Cognitive Assessments for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
Title: Dimensionality and the Development of Cognitive Assessments for Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Publication year: 2016
Date: 01/04/2016
Volume: 47
Page/s: 341-354
Including children with autism in social and imaginary play with typical peers: Integrated play groups model
Title: Including children with autism in social and imaginary play with typical peers: Integrated play groups model
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Publication year: 2012
Date: 28/07/2022
Page/s: 26
Language is More than Speech: A Case Study
Title: Language is More than Speech: A Case Study
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Publication year: 2004
Date: 28/07/2022
Volume: 8
Page/s: 79-96
The role of executive function and social-emotional skills in the development of literacy and numeracy during preschool: a cross-lagged longitudinal study
Title: The role of executive function and social-emotional skills in the development of literacy and numeracy during preschool: a cross-lagged longitudinal study
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Publication year: 2019
Date: 28/07/2022
Volume: 22
Page/s: e12800
The politics of desire and possibility in urban playwriting: (re)reading and (re)writing the script
Title: The politics of desire and possibility in urban playwriting: (re)reading and (re)writing the script
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Publication year: 2012
Date: 01/10/2012
Volume: 7
Page/s: 317-332
Times have changed: Parent perspectives on children’s free play and sport
Title: Times have changed: Parent perspectives on children’s free play and sport
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Publication year: 2017
Date: 01/09/2017
Volume: 32
Page/s: 102-112
‘It’s teaching … but not as we know it’: using participatory learning theories to resolve the dilemma of teaching in play-based practice
Title: ‘It’s teaching … but not as we know it’: using participatory learning theories to resolve the dilemma of teaching in play-based practice
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Publication year: 2019
Date: 07/06/2019
Volume: 189
Page/s: 1162-1173
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