Journeys Towards a More Playful Zoo

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Extracts from Stuff and Nonsense: Journey towards a More Playful Zoo

Journeys Towards a More Playful Zoo is a delight to read if you are interested in learning about enlivened journeys within visitor attractions and how adding play value can really enhance children and families visits. It is written by zoo educators, Linda Kinney and Charlotte Smith.

This chapter is taken from the anthology Stuff and Nonsense, Thinking Differently about Children’s Play.

Inspired by the work of the researcher, trainer and writer Stuart Lester, the anthology focuses on the themes of play in many contexts, from open-air venues such as a sculpture park and a zoo, to museums and playwork settings. The book offers a philosophical perspective to prompt thinking as well as personal and professional reflections.

The resource here is a single pdf chapter, and the book can be purchased here.

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