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Advocacy
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The Children's Play Council
www.ncb.org.uk
Aims to raise awareness of the importance of play in children's lives and the need for all children to have access to better play opportunities and play services.
International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA)
www.ipaworld.org
An international non-governmental organisation founded in Denmark in 1961. It developed the IPA Declaration of the Child's Right to Play in 1977. It is interdisciplinary and embraces in membership persons of all professions working for or with children.
American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA/USA)
www.ipausa.org
The national affiliate of IPA, an international non-governmental organization, founded in Denmark in 1961. It is interdisciplinary and embraces in membership persons of all professions working for or with children.
The Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights
www.childrenrights.org.hk
Promotes, advances and ensures the rights of the child in Hong Kong.
Scottish Branch of the International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA Scotland)
www.ipascotland.org.uk
Promotes the child's right to play worldwide as defined by Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
www.nrpa.org
"To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people."
Childwatch International Research Network (CWI)
www.childwatch.uio.no
A nonprofit, non-governmental network of institutions involved in research for children. It aims to initiate and coordinate research and information projects on children's living conditions and the implementation on children's rights as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
PlayAction
www.arunet.co.uk/fairplay/pubs.htm
The journal for Fair Play for Children, covering a wide range of play related issues, including features and news, Play Safety, the Play environment etc. PlayAction Fact Sheets---These sheets cover a range of topics including The Children Act an Play, and Organising a Playscheme.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
www.unicef.org
Mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation.
www.bernardvanleer.org
A private institution based in the Netherlands with a mission to enhance opportunities for children 0-7 years, growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. They documented a number of their project experiences on early childhood development.
Family Place
www.familyplace.com.my
A Malaysian based website about family matters, including play.
Play Resources
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The Activity Idea Place: 123child.com
www.123child.com
Over 1000 activity ideas for young children. Theme based art, math, science, games, songs, dramatic play and more. Lesson plans and curriculum ideas for preschool and toddler teachers.

www.birthdaypartyideas.com
Provide theme party ideas and party games for children and adult.
活力小TEEN地
www.kidsland.icac.hk
「活力小TEEN地」兒童網站是廉署為小一至小六同學而設,以活潑內容培育誠信新一代,並鼓勵家長與小孩一同瀏覽。
Activity idea place
www.otoy.hk.st
Many interesting play ideas from 1980's to 1990's can be found.
The Natural Learning Initiative, School of Design, NC State University.
www.naturalearning.org
To help communities create stimulating places for play, learning, and environmental educational environments that recognize human dependence on the natural world. They provide design consultation and design work, conduct action research and evaluation of model environments and train professionals working with/for children.
National Association of Toy & Leisure Libraries (England)
www.natll.org.uk
Provides toy library information, services and training in England as well as publishes play related materials.
Children Toy Foundation in India
ctf.vishwa.com
CTF's prime objective is to inculcate among children in particular and people in several a genuine love for toys and games.
Toy Library Federation of New Zealand
www.toylibrary.co.nz
The Toy Library Federation of New Zealand acts as an adviser to new and existing toy libraries, offering advice on toy selection, toy maintenance, and all aspects of running a toy library. Membership is open to anyone interested in not for profit Toy Libraries.
USA Toy Library Association (USA-TLA)
usatla.deltacollege.org
To promote development through toys and play through a national network of toy librarians and those who are interested and concerned in the value of play to children.

www.lekotek.org
這是一個關於為特殊兒童而設的玩具圖書館。當中介紹了National Lekotek Centre的服務及玩具圖書館的概念,如果你想知多一些有關這方面的資料,快些上這個網頁看一看啦!
Play Outreach
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The 2001 Ilan International Children's Folklore and Folk Game Festival (2001宜蘭國際童玩節)
www.folkgame.org.tw
To recall your childhood memories through participating the Ilan International Children's Folklore and Folk Game Festival.
National Association of Health Play Staff (NAHPS)
www.nahps.org.uk
Promote the physical and mental well being of children and young people who are patients in hospital, hospice or receiving medical care at home. Promote high professional standards for play staff, and to ensure the provision of appropriate therapeutic and stimulating play facilities in hospital. Provides professional support for all hospital play staff.
Child Life Council
http://www.childlife.org
Supporting child life professionals as they empower children and families to master challenging events related to health care.
Play Environments
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Playscapes -- Official web site of Rusty Keeler and Planet Earth
www.earthplay.net
Here, you can view projects, learn about the community-built process, and find great playscape resources.
KaBoom!
www.kaboom.org
A national non-profit organization in the U.S.A. that creates healthy play opportunities for children. They inspire individuals, organizations and businesses to join together to build much needed, safe and accessible playgrounds.
Association of Play Industries (API)
www.playindustries.org
The lead trade body within the play sector, representing the interests of the manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing.
National Playing Fields Association (NPFA)
www.npfa.co.uk
The only national organization which has specific responsibility for acquiring, protecting and improving playing fields, playgrounds and playspace where they are most needed, and for those who need them most - in particular, children of all ages and people with disabilities.
The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS)
www.uni.edu/playground
Since its beginning in October 1995, NPPS has taken an active part in injury prevention.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
www.cpsc.gov/index.html
An independent Federal regulatory agency helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. It produced the guidelines for playground safety.
The Access Board
www.access-board.gov
Play Area Guide: A new guide on the Board's criteria for accessible play areas is now available.
The White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group
www.whitehutchinson.com
A multi-disciplinary, full-service feasibility, design, production and consulting firm that assists location-based leisure, entertainment and recreation facilities, and child development and learning institutions and play environments.
 

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