Cool, SpelenMaaR spring break

It is almost becoming tradition that during the vacations you can play with SpelenMaaR in playground Tuindorp :-). Wednesday afternoon, February 21, about 50 children found their way to SpelenMaaR in Tuindorp. SpelenMaaR was this time inside and outside. (Grand)parents could drop the kids off and pick them up later or just stay. The team…

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SpelenMaaR inside winter edition

SpelenMaaR was asked by Eigenwijzer, The Children’s Culture Winter, to organize a SpelenMaaR Winter edition. Great idea!. On January 3, max 40 children could come play “Winter Building with SpelenMaaR” in the large hall of the local playground Tuindorp – Wageningen. It was the first time for us to organize SpelenMaaR inside. The children had…

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Freshmen from the Johannes Fontanus Technasium in Baraneveld designed an inclusive play ground

Wednesday, March 28, Ilse van der Put (Empowerment by Playing) together with Nick Althuizen (Sicuro), Miranda Leeuwis (Speeltuinbende Barneveld) and Johannes Fontanus College Technasium (JFC) teachers Jeannette van de Fliert and Mariska de Pater formed the jury of the final presentation of O&O “Design an inclusive playground.” It was the fourth time that the freshmen…

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Conference outdoor play in Wageningen

On March 23, some 30 Wageningen professionals came together to consider how outdoor play in Wageningen can be further stimulated. The professionals came from diferent areas; child workers, public space officials, social domain officials, researchers, health care, child care, playground work, politics, etc. The initiative of the meeting came from SpelenmaaR (Empowerment by Playing and…

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Watch the video of the SamenSpeelUitjes (Inclusive PLay Events)

It took some time but now the film about the SamenSpeelUitjes Inclusive PLay Events) is finished! The film is intended for teachers, playgrounds, professionals, officials and parents who want to boost inclusive play in their community. Watch the film here. More information can be found here and on the website www.samenspeeluitjes.nl

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SamenSpeelUitjes (Inclusive Play Events) spring 2023

Together with the WheelchairSkillsTeam foundation and Marijke Orthel, Empowerment by PLaying continues to work on the development and implementation of the SamenSpeelUitjes (Inclusive Play Events)  Watch the heartwarming and informative video here. The SamenSpeelUitjes are for regular elementary schools (grades 6-7-8) as well as special education schools that feel it is important for children to…

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Workshop Inclusive play municipalities West Brabant West

Playground. Person in wheelchair plays with a music ball. Two people comment on the action.

At the invitation of the municipality of Halderbergen, Suzanne van Ginneken of Speelnatuur and Ilse van der Put of Empowerment by Playing jointly conducted a workshop on Inclusive Playing. Participants were play and public space officials from the West Brabant West municipalities of Rucphen, Zundert, Roosendaal, Moerdijk and Halderbergen. Etten-Leur unfortunately could not attend. The…

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Discovering your talent with the Nüdel Kart

Nüdel Kart

The children’s mayor Renkum 2021-2022 Aline Huijgen, wanted to end her period as mayor with a Talent Market for all children of Renkum. At the talent market the children were able to make music, dance, sing, cook and play with the Nüdel Kart in 50-minute workshops. It was the first time for Empowerment by Playing…

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