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This place is like a building site

A FREE PDF version of the book 'this place is like a BUILDING SITE!' is now available to download. 

The purpose of the book is to inspire other schools to embark on natural play projects and it gives practical tools and information to do so, including the Loose Materials Training Programme.

Ideas in this book could help you transform your play times and enrich your children's lives.

The book looks at the experience of three North Lanarkshire schools as they introduce loose materials to the playground. There are chapters of case studies; information on what materials and where to get them; sources of funding; information on the training events for using loose materials that were run; information on the outcomes gained and clear links with the Curriculum for Excellence.

There is a wealth of advice on managing the materials (including tidying up!); the role of adults, risks vs benefits, learned experience of supporting colleagues and informing parents.

The whole book embraces the fact that play is not a luxury but rather a crucial dynamic of healthy physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development at all age levels. 

CLICK HERE to download the pdf version of the book.