Most important barrier for active inclusion play isn’t fysical

One off the researchers, L. van Engelen talking an playing with a child in a wheelchair.

In 2017 two master pediatric physiotherapist students from Hogeschool Utrecht, did a  qualitative study to investigate the barriers children with a physical disability encounter when they want to play outside and what we can do about it.  Children and parents from the Speeltuinbende participated in the research. I’m very happy their interesting research, conclusiones  and…

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Inclusive playground in Jordan, Za’atari Refugee Camp

UNICEF has opened the first fully inclusive playground for children with disabilities in Jordan in Za’atari Refugee Camp as part of national efforts to make education inclusive for all children. The playground, which is one of the first of its kind in a refugee camp, has been designed and equipped for children with and without…

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A playful summer in Wageningen

children drawing with chalk

I live in Wageningen, a small city in the heart of the Netherlands. This year I’m very happy to be involved in the organization of  “Cultuur on tour” (CoT)   together with Lookman Erfgoed en cultuur.   CoT challenges children of all abilities to experience and discover in a playful way theater, art, film, music and sports. …

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A comic book about inclusive play

Do you have a bucket list? Is one of the items on your list  “To be a cartoon figure in a comic?” No?!? You should! I didn’t have that dream,  I don’t even have a bucket list and yet it did come true. And I can tell you, it is awesome. The comic “Sam and…

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Ilse van der Put board member Platform Ruimte voor de Jeugd

Since 2019 I ‘m board member of the Dutch network organisation  Ruimte voor de Jeugd . The organisation is committed to play and play space for youth and young people. As an interdisciplinary platform, we bring together experts from different professions to inform and inspire each other. Together they cover a large number of fields:…

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Information for municipalities about inclusive play

The Organisation of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) asked me to write a practical guide for municipalities about Inclusive Play. The result is this publication. It provides knowledge and tools to set up and implement a good and inclusive cooperation policy together with (experience) experts, as part of the Local Inclusion Agenda (LIA). Klick for a download…

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