This is the first blog post in a long daisy chain of posts that I plan to share with you. My train of thinking started when my lovely friend invited me to watch a special screening of “Project Wild Thing” - a film exploring the impact of swapping ‘screen time’ for ‘wild time’ or ‘time spent in the outdoors’ and the positive impact this can have on children and their families.
The film got me thinking about a number of things:
1. children’s books that celebrate the outdoors and children’s love of adventure.
2. how children actually play and what the outdoor environment has to offer to meet these needs.
3. availability of public spaces.
4. the psychology of public spaces…
Watch this space (but only for a short while so you have time to go outside…)