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Fun Games for Children —- and Others by North Wales Play Association

The North Wales Play Association, the longest established regional childrens play organisation in the UK, is launching a publication entitled, “Fun Games For Children ——and Others”.

The publication is an attempt to encourage children and young people to indulge in more physically active and socially interactive behavior. It recognises the fact that children and young people are inevitably attracted to and engaged in personal interaction through the developing and increasing use of modern technology rather than as result of direct physical contact.

The NWPA is of the opinion that as a consequence of the reduction in time spent in more “natural” play activities, children will be inclined towards a more sedentary life-style, which in turn has the potential result of obesity and physical inability. The Association is keen to encourage the re-emergence of traditional games and other active past times as a means of adding to the all-round development of children and young people. Play has to be given more recognition by everyone with an interest in the well-being of children, as a vital, innate and essential all-round developmental process.

“Fun Games For Children—-and Others” has been produced by Tony Chilton, the Chair and Technical and Safety Advisor for NWPA, Tony has been involved in children’s play development for over 50 years and is recognised as one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners. He is seen by many as one of the original pioneers of Adventure Playgrounds as well as someone who has initiated a whole range of approaches to children’s play development and the training of Playworkers throughout the country. He initiated the creation of staffed Adventure Playgrounds in various parts of the UK including Telford, Blacon in Chester and Rhyl in North Wales. The illustrations in the publication have been provided by sixteen year old Samuel Bentley who is a pupil at Ysgol Glan Clwyd and who recently gained international recognition for designing the trophy for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

This is a not for profit publication and costs only £6.99 including post and package. All monies, other than that used for printing, posting etc., will be directed to the childrens charity NWPA. For more information please reply to jonrapa@yahoo.co.uk

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