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The ICCP's aim is to promote research on children's play and toys. We are currently involved in several
pieces of work in this area, including;
27th ICCP World Play Conference
Researching Play - Challenges and Opportunities
The 27th ICCP World Play Conference will be held at the VUB
University in Brussels, Belgium on 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2015 - organized
in co-operation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, faculty of Physical
Education and Physiotherapy and Psychology and Educational Sciences. Call for papers is now open and further conference details are available here.
13th International Conference of Toy Libraries - Play for Life
The 13th International Conference of Toy Libraries will take place in Seoul, Korea
from 18 to 22 August 2014 hosted by the Korea Toy Library Association. Sub-titles: Play in the Past, Play in
the Present and Play in the Future. The title of the conference gives scope for play through
the whole spectrum of life and the sub-titles can include traditional play and toys, reports and research
on present day to library activities and predictions and guidelines for play in the future. This should
lead to an enriched conception of the many facets and values of play and a refreshed understanding and
explosion of ideas for the future task of Toy Libraries.
Details can be downloaded here or on the ITLA's website here.
Several Perspectives on Children's Play
Perspectives on Children's Play - Scientific Reflections for Practitioners is a
publication available for purchase; edited by Dr Tom Jambor and Dr Jan Van Gils. It
contains articles on play research, theory and practice from academics and
practitioners from around the world - including Bob Hughes, Prof James E Johnson,
Dr Waltraut Hartmann, Prof Maritta Hännikäinen and many more. For full details and to
order this book please
ICCP supports IPA on UN Article 31
ICCP is supporting an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of Article 31 (on the right to play) of the UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child.
The General Comment was launched officially in Geneva by the Committee on the Rights of the Child
on 30 September 2013.
The United Nations General Comment on Article 31 is now available: