Ottiya Play Issue

In the Ottiya Magazine Play Issue, we are exploring the intersections of play and learning. We are curious about how education innovators all over the world understand play from multiple facets. Together with our contributors, we explore questions such as: what kind of objects allow for free play? How is tinkering related to play? What are the challenges of designing places for play? How can we help students to create playful experiences in virtual reality instead of limiting them as consumers?

Table of Contents


Making Time and Space for Free Play in Early Childhood Allie Bishop Pasquier

Thinking Creatively Through Construction Samantha Song

Big Letter Hunt Rute Nieto Ferreira

Learning by Tinkering Natasha Manchanda

Food for Thought Laura Tsang

Design for Learning

When Children and Adults Work Together on Playgrounds Johan, Marcus and Freja

Designing Undetermined Places for Play Tamotsu Ito, Evelyn Ooi, Rufina Park

My Favorite Way to Play is… Kids from Japan, Canada, New Zealand, and the US

Community Voices

Crayons, Cardboard, and Virtual Reality Derek Ham

Compositional Tinkering in the Music Room Travis T. Fuchs

Playing and Learning through Rhythm and Song in Ghana Yaba Haffar

Play for Creative Learning: Interview with Mitch Resnick Rufina Park

Playful learning in Finnish classrooms Piia Martikainen and Susanna Hietaharju

Play Issue Posts

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