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1st International Developmental Play Conference in Manila

26th - 27th April 2019

Hosted by Kaleidoscope Therapy and Learning Center, Philippines, and CreateCATT, Singapore



Participants will meet and learn from Dr David Whitebread, founder of the PEDAL Institute (Play Education Development and Learning) at Cambridge University, UK;  Caroline Essame, founder of Developmental Play, who is based in Singapore and works in the Philippines, India and the UK. Monalisa Guce, will present research and practice from the Philippines and Dr Susan Mathew will present work from India. Brent Hutcheson, founder of Six Bricks, South Africa will also be running a masterclass on how to use LEGO in play based learning and Caroline Clay, UK, will present work on developmental play and work with teenagers who have experienced trauma. Additional presentations will cover topics on inclusion, arts therapy, activity based learning, neonatal care, play for children at risk and participants will come from across the globe to share best practice in play.


Participants will showcase their work and play ideas that have proved successful. All  presenters will be expected to pay their own attendance, unless on bursaries. This play marketplace aims to showcase creative practice across the world and should fit in these categories:

  • Play for children on the move

  • Play in rural low-resourced areas

  • Play research

  • Urban initiatives in play

  • Play for differently abled children

Building a solid foundation for ALL children through play

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