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An Intro To The Onzole River Project - with Carlos Viera - All Circles
An Intro To The Onzole River Project - with Carlos Viera

"one of my favourite things about my job is that it gives me the opportunity to bridge these communities that have become so close to my heart with people from around the world who want to be a part of...

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Interview: Sandra Ghaly - Play, Physio, and Pelvic Health - All Circles
Interview: Sandra Ghaly - Play, Physio, and Pelvic Health

"Play-based therapy is all I use when assessing and treating my pediatric patients. That is because play comes naturally to a child and has endless benefits towards learning and development."

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Interview: Stefanie Cortina - Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist - All Circles
Interview: Stefanie Cortina - Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

We had the pleasure of siting down with Stefanie Cortina, Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist and founder of Speech.Play.Learn  ---  All Circles: Speech and language pathology is pretty vast and an often m...

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What Is The Importance of Play In Child Development - All Circles
What Is The Importance of Play In Child Development

We had the privilege of speaking with Carol Peachey-Hill, Occupational Therapist, about this topic. AC: How would you describe the importance of play for child development?  CPH: When I was a child, the wood...

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How Do You Remove Crayon and Marker From Wood Toys? - All Circles
How Do You Remove Crayon and Marker From Wood Toys?

We recently had an inquiry from a mom who asked us a question; how do you remove crayon and marker from wood toys? A creative little boy took the liberty to test his art skills on his new All Circles PlayBox...

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Interview: Phil So - Play and Empathy - All Circles
Interview: Phil So - Play and Empathy

Phil So: Freelance Play and Toy Designer - Check out his incredible website: https://www.mrphilso.com/ All Circles: So tell us how you got into toy and play design? Phil: Well, I had a couple of projects in ...

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Interview: Carol Peachey-Hill - Occupational Therapist at Hand Print Kids - All Circles
Interview: Carol Peachey-Hill - Occupational Therapist at Hand Print Kids

"In that moment, I understood the universal need for children to be free to play, explore and have fun." We had the privilege of talking with and learning from Carol Peachey-Hill, Occupational Therapist and ...

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Adventure Dad Frederick Schuett on Play & Calculating Risk - All Circles
Adventure Dad Frederick Schuett on Play & Calculating Risk

“...around one year old, or even younger, the kids started doing adventurous stuff with me. We own a church here in Elora, and we actually rappel out of the windows…” We had the pleasure of catching up with...

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The Psychology of Play - Dr. Paula Cerveny's 'Assessment' of the PlayBox - All Circles
The Psychology of Play - Dr. Paula Cerveny's 'Assessment' of the PlayBox

"...the PlayBox isn’t just a toy, it’s an entire play environment!" As a psychologist, rock climber, and mom, the PlayBox appeals to me on all levels! The opportunities for motor development are extensive. ...

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Impact: Partnering with the Onzole River Project in Ecuador - All Circles
Impact: Partnering with the Onzole River Project in Ecuador

Here at All Circles we believe that all children, no matter where they’re from, deserve the same opportunities to learn, grow, and discover their inherent value, be that through play or through the explorat...

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Interview: David Van Drunen - Creating Play as a Board Game Designer - All Circles
Interview: David Van Drunen - Creating Play as a Board Game Designer

"Most of my designs start with a feeling, and play is how people interact with that feeling. Physical things like rolling dice or stacking blocks, we play with them differently and they convey certain feelings. I try to guide players’ imagination as I connect theme to play, and play to feeling."

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Interview: Adam Colavecchia - Toy Designer at Spin Master - All Circles
Interview: Adam Colavecchia - Toy Designer at Spin Master

"It's only a good toy if your kid has fun with it. Pay attention to them! What do they have fun doing? What are they interested in? What do their friends have that they long for? To me, being tuned in to things like this is what makes the difference. Generally speaking, if you foster your child's interests with things that are built to last, you did well"

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