Playtime Revolution is a free training resource for settings who want to improve their children's experiences outdoors. The resource includes 11 videos along with reflection questions to help settings consider the crucial elements of the value of outdoor play, the role of the adult, construction, wet weather play, den building, physical literacy, water play, risk, sand and small world play. Also ideal for staff meetings.
We are all individuals, each of us with a unique view of the world. Creativity is about communicating those views and sharing, and representing, our ideas. Jane Drake sets out her ideas for supporting a highly creative construction area using construction objects and recycled materials.
The House of Objects is an innovative centre offering reclaimed, reusable and recycled materials that are capable of being revived through the imagination and creativity of their users.
A guide to open-ended or free-flow play with blocks and simple materials. Children of all ages should have abundant time for active free-flow play, during which they take initiative, think imaginatively and build friendship. A wealth of open-ended play - with simple materials - can set children on the road to being confident individuals with a lively interest in life.
Remida is a recycling project that explores learning and play environments through giving value to otherwise worthless objects. In doing so, it changes mindsets by fostering new opportunities for communication and creativity in a perspective of respect for objects, the environment, and human beings.
Written by Pete Moorhouse, a guide which sets out clearly and practically why woodwork is important, how to make a woodwork area, what tools to provide, and how to use them and encourage children to be safe, skilled and creative. Pete Moorhouse delivers woodwork CPD training and can be contacted at www.petemoorhouse.co.uk