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Kompan Research Seminar: Creating Unique Play Spaces to Increase Play Duration

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

- Free

Please join Kompan for an online seminar on April 28th at 12pm.

Active outdoor play is an essential human activity across the lifespan. Being outdoors has proven benefits for our health, wellbeing, and our cognition. However, healthy play experiences do not happen on their own, they require thoughtful and intentional design. In order to motivate people to play actively and for longer playtimes in the outdoors we must start with design principles that are directly linked to increasing motivation, attention, and enjoyment in play. In this session we share specific insights on how to enhance active outdoor play spaces based on the characteristics of play and universal design. We will share specific examples of play equipment, materials, and design layouts linked to research on how children play, and playgrounds that have proven appeal and lasting value.


Suzanne Quinn is the manager of the Kompan Play Institute, North America. She has a PhD in child and family studies from Syracuse University. She has been a university educator for more than 16 years prior to taking on the role as researcher for Kompan. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and a CPSI. She has extensive experience as a researcher with a range of peer reviewed publications on the topic of early childhood development, pedagogy, and play. She currently specializes in the study of the relationship between play, physical activity, and the built environment.

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