I came across this on twitter and think it is spot on.
“Imagination inspires dreams and dreams open doors” Debbie Green
Copper Beech have been lucky enough to build some great natural play spaces at play groups and schools, I like to put an emphasis on creating spaces that will encourage kids to use their imagination.
The photo below illustrates this well, we were commissioned to build a temporary play area for Kindergarten children while building work was happening at the school, the whole area was later moved to a permanent location once the building work was over.
With this simple frame and a good amount of smooth chestnut stick the children instantly started creating dens, ships, look outs etc etc, endless fun.