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PRESS RELEASE: 1,000 Playgrounds

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2016 On January 25th, 2016, the Playground Ideas community reached its 1,000th playground. The global nonprofit began as a volunteer playground building initiative in Thailand in 2007. Since then, it has grown into an open source hub of playground building resources with the mission to equip anyone, anywhere […]

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One Thousand Playgrounds

On January 25th, 2016, the Playground Ideas community reached its 1,000th playground. What started with a small band of volunteers building playgrounds along the Thai/Burma border in 2007 has grown into a global network of play advocates. Meet the people who made it happen. Read the story on Medium: One Thousand Playgrounds

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Shop for a cause this holiday season

From coffee, to wine, to meaningful gifts, we’ve partnered with generous companies and artisans this holiday season to provide goods to fill your shopping list and fund our cause. When you purchase one of our holiday gifts, you’re helping build a world where all kids, regardless of where they’re born, can experience the joy of […]

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An exclusive offer from Kooks Wines and Playground Ideas

Wouldn’t it be great if just by buying your wines for Christmas and New Year you could simultaneously support thousands of kids around the world?! Well here at Playground Ideas, we are working together with the good folks at Kooks Wines to enable you to do just that. We have a super special Christmas offer, […]

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They’re Back! Playground Ideas Christmas Cards

Spread a little play this Christmas season. Once again we're selling beautiful handmade cards featuring playground shots from around the world. Cards are handmade by Melbourne primary kids and all proceeds benefit Playground Ideas, spreading access to play to children around the world. Eack pack with 5 different cards with envelopes is $20 AUD. Postage […]

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Let’s Tear Down the Playground Walls

Our new “Teacher Training Manual” is out today. Download the manual here. When we travel to a new site to work with a school help them build their own playground, there’s nothing that inspires us more than talking to the teachers. Teaching is one of the toughest professions out there. But working as a teacher in much of the […]

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Press Release: New TED Talk Highlights the Power of Child’s Play to Break Cycles of Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global nonprofit founder Marcus Veerman shares new research on the potential of play interventions to dramatically improve life outcomes for children living in poverty. Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 12, 2015 – In a new TEDx Talk released by TEDxMelbourne this week entitled, “Ending poverty using plastic cups and wooden spoons,” Playground Ideas Founder […]

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TEDxMelbourne | Marcus Veerman | Ending poverty using plastic cups and wooden spoons

Marcus Veerman is CEO and Founder of Playground Ideas. Playground Ideas is a nonprofit organisation that supports communities around the world to build open source playgrounds from local tools, materials, and skills. He founded Playground Ideas after spearheading the construction of 40 bespoke playgrounds along the Thai/Burma border. Learn more about the research behind Marcus’ […]

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New Release! Inclusive Design Manual

Today we are thrilled to release our latest manual, “Play for All: Designing Spaces of Inclusion.”  It is a guide to creating play spaces accessible for children of all abilities, written by architect and Playlab Fellow Brian Luce. Download “Play for All: Designing Spaces of Inclusion” here. Over the years, we at Playground Ideas have been inspired by […]

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