Welcome to Common Threads!
Common Threads is a world-wide community of playwork practitioners, trainers, development and support workers, authors, academics and theorists which exists to promote playwork theory and practice. Common Threads has never been profit-oriented - we operate as a social enterprise ('not for profit'). Any profits we make go back into developing new resources to develop playwork practice. Over the last 20 years we have:
Trained, employed and supported 80 playwork trainers to deliver our 101 different training courses.
Developed 30 new resources to develop playwork practice, supporting new authors to the tune of nearly £25,000.
Directly donated around £6,000 to support charities working to support children's right to play in developing countries.
Members from 42 countries around the world...and counting!
To read more about Common Threads please click here.
Digital Books - some Common Threads publications now available to purchase and instantly download.
PARS Training - our unique training courses: Introduction, Certificate and Diploma.
Resources - our unique publications supporting our training courses.
Our YouTube channel - see videos of The Playtime! Project and videos from our management skills training courses.