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I’m not sure I remember all that much about my late 90s undergrad education, but I have no difficulty recalling a lecture on the evils of Barbie. Complete with slideshow.So, the rhetoric goes, Barbie – in all her thinness, her whiteness, her youth and her...

Cars have taken over our neighbourhoods. Matthew Mclaughlin, Hayley Christian, Jasper Schipperijn and Trevor Shilton look at ways to create safer, quieter and more play-friendly streets You might remember your time as a child playing outdoors with friends and walking to school. These activities had tremendous benefits for...

Why not introduce your kids to the amazing handwritten world? Jenna Templeton shares some snail mail favourites to inspire you to put pen to paper. ...

Kids absolutely love playdough, so why not learn how to make your own and add another dimension to the whole experience....

Social isolation can take a toll, but play can help Many parents are worried the disruptions of COVID lockdowns and school closures may affect their children’s mental health and development. In the Royal Children’s Hospital’s National Child Health Poll in June 2020, more than one-third of parents...

If you want to fast-track your child’s development, forget CDs, books that beep, and toys that whirr, writes Liam Viney. Play music with them, with the emphasis being on “play”. Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private...

After many years of observing boys naturally gravitating towards digging, fossicking, climbing and collecting, an inspiring natural playground was constructed for the boys of Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory. Broadly speaking, as families have become busier, children have become less active, distracted by the allure...

This month, our mini mag focuses on Create + Play. Our two fave things! It’s packed with DIY's and activities to keep the kids busy and entertained....