1) Nature Play Principles


Guidelines for Creating a Meaningful Natural Play Space: Nature play spaces are areas designed for children to play in free, open-ended ways. They should offer rich and diverse experiences that enable children to guide and master their own play experiences, play how they want to play, test their cognitive and physical capabilities, stimulate their senses, provide social interactions and independent play, and teach them about living things and how to care for them.




Go Further:


Check out our two-page Natural Playspace Principles. This document is an excellent starting point for students or school communities to begin the process of discussion around what spaces are present, missing, or in need of attention.