Play is a serious business, especially for families with young children. I'm conscious that it is half term soon. In celebration of this my blog looks at some of the safe and transgressive forms of play that Soft Play can encourage, and lists Bristol based arts events that can counteract them. The Wikipedia entry on the 'activity of play' introduces a range of different definitions and forms of play, alongside a range of references to research about the value of play. Play is often associated with entertainment and wasting time. We talk about 'playtime' and use the phrase 'Stop playing around'. Some play is socially acceptable whilst other forms of play aren't. We praise children for 'playi

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