Thursday, 24 October 2013

Newly completed - Engadine Church of Christ Preschool

  Engadine, Sydney, New South Wales
Construction: J M Landscapes

I usually post before and after photos of newly completed playspaces but the staff at Engadine have done it form me. They kept an ongoing photo diary of the the build progress which can be viewed here.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Teaching The Hudson Valley

Teaching The Hudson Valley

Usually I'm not a great fan of Apps however these are free and are provided by the Wilderness Society the National Wildlife Federation.

'Every season is right for kids to play outside and explore the world around them. Here are some organizations, books, apps, and nature centers to help you get out there!

"When a child is out in nature, all the senses get activated. He is immersed in something bigger than himself, rather than focusing narrowly on one thing, such as a computer screen. He's seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child's brain has the chance to rejuvenate, so the next time he has to focus and pay attention, perhaps in school, he'll do better...But even if kids don't have any of the specific problems mentioned above, kids who don't get out much lack the sense of wonder that only nature can provide." -- Richard Louv from an interview with Scholastic

Sunday, 20 October 2013

More recycled timber furniture

More recycled timber furniture bound for a lucky LDC in Cronulla.

Two armchairs, essential  for kicking back in the shade and catching up on ones reading, or perhaps the perfect place for spending some quality restful time, when plays' become to hurly burly.

 Plus a table and two stools for all those collaborative play activities.