Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PODCAST: Fabric as a Loose Part/Denmaking

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Blogpost: Fabric as a Loose Part/Den Making


Monarch (aff link)

Woodpecker (aff link)

Fort Making Kit blog post

Loose Parts Toolkit from Inspiring Scotland

Playworkers Guide to Dens and Forts by Morgan Leichter-Saxby

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
Vol. 18, No. 4, December 2010, 555–566
The influence of the outdoor environment: den-making in three different contexts
Natalie Canning*

"The den is the child's sense of self being born," says David Sobel, a developmental psychologist at Antioch New England graduate school. He has researched dens extensively since the 70s, in Devon, England, and the Caribbean. "In the middle childhood, ages seven to 11, a den is the child's chance to create a home away from home that is secret, and becomes a manifestation of who they are. The den," Sobel argues, "is the chrysalis out of which the butterfly is born."

King Jack and the Dragon (aff link)

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