play spaces

 

A video tutorial how to make a rope ladder. I love this way of tying knots. The left hand side and right hand side of the body working together.

 

You can use the same knots with different lengths of stick or twig to make Christmas tree shapes. The large one is made using fishing wire to make the lines invisible. 

 

Let us know if you try it. 

Ropes Bridges 1I’ve written before about building rope bridges among the trees and how fantastic they are for children’s motor development, encouraging social skills and confidence and being loads of fun. [..read more..]

Did you play in the mud today?There are certain elements that regularly feature in my work life; fire, tools, cooking outdoors, climbing, bows and arrows and mud! [..read more..]

BauiSpeilPlatz 1For a few years I managed the transition of the only self-build Adventure Playground in Bradford, the Big Swing, from the statutory into the voluntary sector. Supporting the staff and managing the site through a period of transition gave me a real insight into the value of Adventure Playgrounds and the capability of children and young people. [..read more..]

Playing in mud“When the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” E. E. Cummings [..read more..]

Green School 5So the cliché goes, there are lots of things Germany does well; public transport, sausages, compound nouns… actually all these things are true, but I’ve been discovering that in Berlin and Hamburg there are some other things that are done well; challenging, exciting and sustainable play provision for children and young people. [..read more..]