Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What is Nature Play?

Can we define something that moves, changes and is purposefully open ended? Can we try to create a box for a wild creature with a mind of its own? Well, why not try? The Oregon Nature Play Initiative is in the process of doing just that. Below is our working definition of Natural Play. What do you think?

Natural Play challenges and fascinates children and teaches them about the wonders and intricacies of the natural world while they explore and play within it. It is intuitive and unstructured, constructive (or deconstructive), and timeless, encouraging interaction with natural materials, features, indigenous vegetation, and creative landforms. Natural Play is often a blend of materials and experiences to create purposely complex interplays of natural and environmental objects.

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