Inclusive Play Bicycle tour Utrecht

On November 5, 2021, a bicycle tour took place along three of the samenspeeltuinen in Utrecht. The tour was organized by Playing Together in Utrecht.  A program supported by Zet  and Empowerment by Playing On the website of the Utrecht playgrounds this cheerful video of the bike ride.  The tour took in three of the 7 playgrounds…

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Cool Inclusive play news from Belgium

Very cool news from Belgium. Good Planet Belgium has submitted the project “buitenspeelbendes” as a charity for Studio Brussels “Warmste Week“. Studio Brussel traditionally organizes “de Warmste Week” in the weeks before Christmas. This year from December 18 to 23 2021. The aim is to raise as much money as possible for 200 charity projects.…

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Lecture Artevelde University College, Ghent, Belgium

Friday, December 10, 2021, I gave an online guest lecture on Inclusive Play for students students of the bachalor ‘Pedagogy of the young child’ at Artevelde Hogeschool in Ghent. Lecturer Helena Sienaert and a number of students sat together in the lecture hall, one student participated online. Despite this mix of live and online, there…

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Ilse will give a guest lecture on inclusive play in Belgium

I was asked by Artevelde University College Ghent, Belgium, to give a guest lecture on inclusive play and designing inclusive schoolyards. Super to be able to do this. Participants are students of the bachalor ‘Pedagogy of the young child’ . They train themselves in inclusive work. They work for 10 weeks on practical questions including…

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City of Leiden winner most play-friendly municipality award!

Municipality of Leiden first winner of the Jantje Beton most play-friendly municipality award. Both the professional jury and the children’s jury praised the attention of the municipality of Leiden to inclusiveness. Tessa (11 years old): “I think it’s important that everyone can play: from young to old, from rich to poor, and if you have…

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New logo!

Logo Empowerment by playing

Have you seen my new logo and noticed the diference??? I added the word “inclusively” to the logo of Empowerment by Playing. Well, it wasn’t exactly me, Ontwerpstudio Spanjaard did the job. By adding it is immidiately clear what kind of play is needed to empower children.

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Attention for accesibility at the Dutch Leisure trade expo Hardenberg 2021

The Dutch network on accesibility and leisure (Netwerk Toegankelijke Recreatie) is participating in the “Recreatievakbeurs Hardenberg 16-17-18 of november  2021″(Leisure Trade expo) . As an active member of the network I’ll be present on thursday 18the and will facilitate together with colleagues with a disability (ervaringsdeskundigen) a workshop about accesibility for leisure entrepeneurs like owners…

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Inclusive play in the city of Assen Netherlands

Assen is a city situated in the north of the Netherlands. The voice of children is important for this city. Four years ago the city started the Children’s council of Assen. The children’s councel consists of 33 children, one elected child from every primary school in the city. This year Luna is elected as the…

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DCDD Quick guide Inclusive Education

I’m very happy  to share with you the second Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education! I have provided the input about inclusion in the schoolyard. This ‘quick guide’ focuses specifically on practical tools and resources, which programme coordinators can use to move towards more inclusive education programmes. It also gives a brief overview of key…

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