What are your community resources?
Make a list of the resources that are available in your centre and wider community:
:::What are the natural features of your neighbourhood?
:::What type of materials to you have access to?
:::What are your people resources?
This list will form design palate. Your playscape design will evolve as you start to see what community resources are available to you.
What are the natural features of your neighbourhood?
A natural playscape in an Australian setting will be different to a natural playscape in the northern part of the world:
|Dry Creek Bed in the Hush Garden ::: Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning|
A willow hut in an American playscape:
might become a stick humpy or a bush cubby in Australia:
|Hurstbridge Learning Co-op|
What local natural elements can you add to your playscape? Think along the lines of:
|Native ornamental grasses add a sense of place at the Point Preschool|
|The new owner of a local nursery turned out to be an ex-student: he helped us set up our veggie garden.|
|A local mosaic artist work in progress at the Point Preschool|
|We visited our local eco-garden to learn more about local "bush tucker"|