The Real Play Revolution: Why We Need to Be Silly with Our Kids - and How to Do It

 
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Let the Real Play revolution begin!

If you are worried about all the pressures on our kids today and just how much time they spend staring at a screen, this guide to family fun, silliness and Real Play is here to help. Real Play needs no expertise or qualifications. It just needs you, the kids and a big bag full of glowing, loving, positive ENERGY. The opportunity to share good times and be happy together really does lie in our own hands.

Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a youth leader or anyone else who looks after or works with children, this book is a treasure trove of fun, creative and downright batty ideas that have been successfully tried out on thousands of kids of all backgrounds around the world. Discover all the positive effects Real Play can have on everyone s lives children and adults alike.

  • Get everyone involved with a family joke-telling club or an Intergenerational, Three-legged Monster Race, or let the kids turn the tables and lasso the grown-ups
  • Shed your inhibitions splattering paint to thrash metal or climbing a tree in a crazy thrift store outfit
  • Ramp up the energy by shaking like a rubber chicken
  • Use your household recycling to create a Funbot costume and go to war
  • Zap bad moods with the Turkey Hat Grump Destroyer
  • And much, much more!

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Ash Perrin set up the FlyingSeagull Project - a troupe of entertainers engaging children and adults in art,music, craft, circus skills, games and performances - in 2008. They have sinceworked in a wide range of settings in the UK and around the world, ranging fromchildren's hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps to festivals and parties.The underlying philosophy of the Flying Seagull Project is that everyone - man,woman and child - has the right to put aside the cares of life and smile.

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