Kids; creative opportunists!

Junk modelling

Kids; creative opportunists! Seems like they can spot opportunity where adults struggle to. And turning junk, or waste products, into valuable resources is one glorious way children do this. Unleash potential through junk modelling In my view, it’s the most wonderful and uplifting creative activity.  I love how it unleashes the huge variety of possibility

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When football is not just a game

Yuwa

Usually when we post a blog it is with reference to a western understanding of childhood and playfulness. Capturing hard evidence of free play’s benefits can be hard, though. Much of it is subtle and intangible, with it filtering through in the child’s character as they mature. Without doubt, the impact of creative free play on

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The influence of Playcentre

Woodwork at Playcentre

Kiwis are renown for their self sufficiency due to the remoteness and limited resources available to this farming land. The legendary status of the no. 8 gauge fencing wire, sums up the “Kiwi ingenuity”. As is 2×4 wood (“World famous in New Zealand”)! But you could add the remarkable story of the Playcentre Federation to

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