Journal

The Journal is our place to bookmark stuff that caught our eye, share things that have inspired us, and capture what we are up to. Enjoy!

Primed for Play – Responding to our children’s instinctive play needs

Along with bonobo apes and chimps, we’re in the top 3 most playful creatures on Earth. To most of us this will come as no surprise: watching them rolling, climbing, jumping, running – testing their bodies and minds at every opportunity – it is obvious our children love to experiment and explore. Play is vital to children’s health and wellbeing, so how can we ensure our children get to play in ways that suit their primal nature? Continue reading “Primed for Play – Responding to our children’s instinctive play needs”

Rewilding Play: Letting nature lead the way

Mike Jones and Mark Renouard think a lot about children’s play needs. They also think a lot about the needs of the natural world.  As directors of Earth Wrights, they design play ‘habitats’ – natural spaces where active, social and imaginative play arises naturally from the environment – and believe these can encourage a reciprocal relationship between what both humans and the earth require to thrive.

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