Experience:Master of Education (Harvard University) Bachelor of Arts
Facilitator & In-School Consultant Auckland
Ann is a passionate advocate for play with over 25 years’ experience working alongside children from early childhood through to college. Her practical experience as a Playcentre educator, classroom teacher, co-founder and Director of Conscious Kids Education, and most recently as Founder and Director of Junky Monkeys loose parts play programme have solidified her understanding of the conditions required for authentic and meaningful play to emerge, for learners of all ages. Through her work as a presenter and professional learning coach with Longworth Education, as well as her own consultancy, Ann Langis Play Ltd, she supports schools and communities to understand and activate play. The provision of outdoor risky play is her particular area of expertise, including nature play, large loose parts, and tinkering/makerspace. When she’s not thinking about play, writing about play, or talking about play, she can be found outside playing, generally climbing a tree or having an impromptu boogie in the grass.