Finding Evidence of Children at Play
Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up
from deep within a child. Joan Almon
With great excitement I became a Play Detective on the trail of evidence of play!
|A stick for mixing?|
|A secret hoard? Currency?|
|Natural and man made treasures?|
|Cubbies with walls, entrances and other detail|
|a rock barbeque?|
It is the loose parts in our environment that supports our creativity (Simon Nicholson 1970 - Theory of Loose Parts). Loose parts are natural as well as man-made materials that do not necessarily have a particular function and which can be used alone or combined with other materials.
|shredded leaf potion?|
As a scientist my nature is to wonder and theorise about what I see and experience; I believe children do the same - they are born little explorers fascinated with the world around them. I have also learnt not to express this wonder with some adults who do not share this with me just as some children lose that awe and wonder if they do not have somebody to share it with. Children deserve to be with adults who share this wonder of the world with them!
|table decorations or a posting space?|
|dinosaur eggs in a natural hollow?|