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Michael Rosen on Play Well

In this interview, we discuss 'Michael Rosen's Book of Play'; the different types of play; some ideas for wordplay and other activities to do with children; freedom for children to play; gender-neutral toys or games; the benefits for adults to become more playful learners.
· February 7, 2020

Michael Rosen needs little introduction, but you may know him as the author of stories such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or the poet behind Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here. He was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 – 2009 and is currently a Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University, London.

In this interview, we discuss ‘Michael Rosen’s Book of Play’; the different types of play; some ideas for wordplay and other activities to do with children; freedom for children to play; gender-neutral toys or games; the benefits for adults to become more playful learners.

Links:

Michael Rosen’s Book of Play is available here:https://profilebooks.com/michael-rosen-039-s-book-of-play-hb.html

You can find the Wellcome Foundation Play Well exhibition details here (finished on 15th March 2020):

https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/XSg-7xEAACcAGVXc

and on Twitter here:@ProfileBooks and @ExploreWellcome

The hashtag is #BookOfPlay

Enjoy Michael Rosen’s Twitter feed here:

@MichaelRosenYes

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