Put that stick down!

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The humble stick

 

brief: 

How important is Natural Play? Today less children play outdoors. How can we encourage natural play and make it more accessible?

Solution:

I was interested in exploring natural play tools, seeing how they could be used to encourage more children to play outdoors. The following are two concepts that utilise the ‘humble stick’ as a means of increasing natural play.

 

 
 
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Concept 1:

Tackling the issues of Health and Safety surrounding sticks.  How can we find a playful means of safety proofing sticks.

 
 
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Applying sticks in Natural Play. “The fort is a home away from home in nature, providing a space protected from the adult world.”

 
 
 

Concept 2:

Integrating natural play in the urban environment, with the implementation of temporary stick fort playgrounds in cities.

 
 
 
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