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Loose Parts Nature Play

Jan 30, 2018

Resources mentioned:


Articles—Quality Outdoor Play Spaces for Young Children by Karin H. Spencer and Paul M. Wright in Young Children, November 2014

Play Space Assessment:


Arletta Brown’s Nature Explore space:


Selby Botanical Gardens:


Blog Post—Low Cost Outdoor Classroom Alternatives:


Adding Plants to Outdoor Classrooms:


Blog Post—I didn’t mention this; however, it’s great on natural playscapes:



“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”     ― Rachel Carson



Learning with Nature Idea Book: