This part of the course focuses on Materials in Action.

In the audio introduction below, I talk about what you can expect from this unit, and I touch on the burning question: what about clean up?

You will read an interview with Michelle Thornhill, open-ended play advocate.

I share the story of Play Lab, my attempt to bring open-ended play to children, families, and educators in my community.

Next, you'll learn a bit about adventure play: open-ended, child-centered, and risk-embracing.

Finally, you have an opportunity to work through the information so far with an anonymous reflective writing prompt.

Have a listen to the intro below!