Power of Play documentary

“The Power of Play” is a recent CBC documentary production that was featured on “The Nature of Things” with David Suzuki. It’s a powerful examination of the significance of play for child development and human mental health. It features a number of researchers, including Mariana Brussoni and Ellen Sandseter, well known advocates of risky play.

The documentary can be viewed in Canada through this link:

We were thrilled to note that several of the clips of children playing and climbing were filmed in Halifax at the Dingle playground that we designed and constructed for the Halifax Regional Municipality. More photos of the Dingle playground are here.