Nature Play

Screen Time Swapped For Outdoor Activity Under Nature Play 30-day Challenge

A QUEENSLAND boy is challenging his peers to pick the outdoors over screens this summer. Hunter Barrett, 11, recently finished primary school at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane. For his final...


Neanderthal - PaleoPlay PaleoPlay, which is all the sorts of play that children engage in that does not involve things that are manufactured, has been enjoyed by children for millennia and has virtually nothing to do with playgrounds. Jay Beckwith challenges recreation departments to provide for PaleoPlay.

Naturalistic Playscapes

Image courtesy Roel Crul of Vorm en Ruimte, the Netherlands My recent article for Playground Magazine dealt with the materials technology of playgrounds. One of the materials I mentioned was the trend toward using more naturals such as logs, plants, and rocks, etc. I needed a good image of a playscape to illustrate this and reached out to a Linkedin group I belong to, Natural Playgrounds. In addition to a lot of images, a whole discussion ensued that was very interesting.
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