Thursday, 7 February 2013

Playing Out

Today, the Shop of Possibilities moved outside. Due to an unfortunately leaky roof rather than cancel the session we opted for playing out. So we all grabbed things that we wanted to use and set up out the front!

It was a little cold so there were plenty of active activities going on, like skipping and 'It'.

Then the children decided that they wanted to make a tent, they directed us adults appropriately and made sure we were all pulling our weight!

Then it was put to use for the rest of the session. By creating this structure, the children addressed all the difficulties of being outside: it provided shelter from the wind, gave them a place to 'be' and they were also prepared if it began to rain. It also allowed them to really inhabit the public space and claim a bit of it for themselves.

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