In Module six, the concepts of place and the pedagogy of place were introduced. The space where learning takes place is critical to consider when reflecting upon increasing children’s engagement with nature and active play opportunities for outdoor play. Where do the children in your program play? Do you always go to the playground? How is your playground designed? Are there ample opportunities for children to experience all types of play?
In the photo above what types of play do you envision children might engage in while in this space and place?
The photo depicts a mud kitchen, something that is easy to provide for children inside a fenced in playground or any way outside. Check out this resource:making-a-mud-kitchen
What other key areas offer children rich play opportunities? Record your ideas in the comments box below.