Category Archive: Play

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The switch from innocence to maturity: BBC documentary “Up New Generation”

21 Up New Generation is a documentary series by the BBC. They follow a group of children at seven-year intervals, beginning in year 2000, when they were seven, and revisiting them as they grow up into… Continue reading

Is it possible for an adult and a child to be friends? // by Esther in Brussels

“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply… Continue reading

Emma & Fabian by Emma part 2: The Day Fabian Was Sick

Here is a continuation to Emma & Fabian, by Emma in Barcelona: Fabian was really sick this week, and the poor fella lacked his usual fabulous energy. It was awesome! Also, him being… Continue reading


We just received a new response to our questionnaire. It is by Lauren Rolwing, an illustrator from the USA, represented by Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions: 1. Where… Continue reading


We just received a new response to our questionnaire. It is by Yuly Rodriguez, founder of By ZebraBooks and The Kiosk. Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions: 1. Where are you… Continue reading


We sent a questionnaire about childhood and adulthood to some people. We just received our first response, by Thomas Kern, a Swiss photographer. Below is a transcript and a scan of it: Questions:… Continue reading

LEARNING WITH MIRIAM: Peter and Jane series by Miriam Elia

Peter and Jane series by Miriam Elia:

A 9 year old London girl visits the Southbank Centre

Our 9 year old contributor, Sofia Lewis, visited the Imagine Children´s Festival at the Southbank Centre with her mother in its last day. She wrote a few words on it and took some… Continue reading

Life goes on for Cat Child, Snake Father, Mother Dog and the rest. (The pet perspective).

Cat Child, Snake Father, Mother Dog  and their loved ones need to continue with their lives despite of the change from human into animal. Click on the pictures to see how each story… Continue reading

Snake Father: the pet perspective

Here is Snake Father, a graphic story. It is a follow up to Mother Dog and Cat Child:

Grown up adventure playground

In 2009, Tate Modern opened an installation called Bodyspacemotionthings, a replication of Robert Morris’ 1971 work Neo Classic, at which these photos were taken. The 1971 exhibition stayed open for just four days and… Continue reading

Swing by Isabel Pina Ferreira

Sculpture by London-based Portuguese person Isabel Pina Ferreira.

Themes: Play

Play is really important. It’s serious. Vital. Educational psychologists will monitor and analyse a child’s play. Grown-up psychologists will ask you what you do ‘for fun’ (read: how do you play?). In the… Continue reading

Emma & Fabian, by Emma

“F*** me, I’m famous.” That’s how 11 year-old Fabian usually greets me, and I usually answer, “No, thank you,” because I want my students to learn polite English. His real name isn’t Fabian,… Continue reading


Here is Cat Child, a graphic story. It is a follow up to Mother Dog. 

Mother Dog: the pet perspective…

Here is Mother Dog, the beginning of graphic stories about human and pet relationships…

GoldieBlox: FAKING the breaking of gender stereotypes

There is a new board game on the market. It is called GoldieBlox – a building set for girls aimed to inspire “future female engineers”. Game developer Debbie Sterling designed GoldieBlox to combine young girls’… Continue reading

QuattrOcchi by Dossofiorito

Dossofiorito design collaboration was started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo. This year they released a new project in collaboration with design curators UovoKids. QuattrOcchi is… Continue reading

Tim Hussin – Kids with guns

Here is an interesting photographic film by American artist Tim Hussin. Boys playing with guns.