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Sensory Play: Science Behind Child Well-being in Playgrounds

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time

10:00 AM Europe/Copenhagen

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Agenda

Over the last decade, play strategies of cities have centered increasingly on well-being, sensory stimuli and not least the quieter activities in playgrounds. It has been named sensory playgrounds and sensory play. But what is sensory play, what is sensory cognition – and how can it benefit children and cities in park playgrounds?

This webinar looks at the science behind sensory stimuli for children and concludes guidelines for creating sensory play on an informed background. 

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Presenter

Jeanette Fich Jespersen

Jeanette is Head of KOMPAN Play Institute and has 20 years’ experience in researching, developing and advocating playground play and has served on the scientific and organizing boards on several international conferences on child friendly city planning. She has authored numerous white papers and articles on the topics of inclusive and universal design, play and child development, and play rights in a globalizing world. Jeanette is an MA of philology and has teaching and research experience from universities and colleges in Germany and Denmark. She is the vice president of the European Network for Child Friendly Cities. She is the vice president of the International Play Association, Denmark. She is a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Sports and Learning at the University of Southern Denmark.