|here you can see just how tall everything has grown... the children felt very adventurous making their way through the greenery ...|
The returning to the same space also meant that the children became comfortable with the space... they felt safe there, so energy was spent on play, learning and exploring rather than getting to know the space. New locations are fun, but returning to the same space offers another type of learning.
here are some more photos of the same space...
|space for fairy exploration and imagination|
|a space for social interaction - making up new games together|
|a space for art... for discovering science and the self|
|snails... featured big... and gave us the opportunity to explore friendship, expectation, empathy, dealing with fears, learning about nature etc etc etc|
|space to think outside the box... to challenge the body... risky play|
|and to find more things to challenge|
|to doscover that surfaces change with the weather... from dry, to wet to frozen and slippery|
|the steps down to the garden offered many different opportunities for play, and rest and chatting with friends|
|loose parts could always be found|
|colour exploration over the seasons|
|visiting the same space allowed the children to play with scary ideas...|
|texture, sensory exploration|
|taking art out, and exploring the space in a new way... sometimes dress up clothes, or chalk or....|
|different seasons... and also the chance to be a part of the world... to meet others...|
This post was updated and posted again on June 13th 2018.