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September 8, 2019

Another post sharing inspiration and reflections from AnjiPlay in China... this time with a focus on Sand and water play

to find out more about the construction materials why not check out Construction Play

or just click onto the tag or category AnjiPlay to find all the...

August 20, 2019

Since my visit to Anji, China in May I have been sharing posts containing images of the settings for 3-6 year old children.

These posts have been met with excitement and also apprehension... this idea that it feels impossible... that level of risk, that kind of play wou...

August 16, 2019

This is another post inspired by my time in China and my visits to the AnjiPlay settings.

This post will focus on the construction materials... and really part of me has kind of been putting this post off because there is JUST SO MUCH to write and share about this...

So...

August 7, 2019

While I was in Anji, China it was very obvious that the ladder was a symbol of play and freedom... a bamboo ladder is also the actual logo for AnjiPlay... 

When you see them in action you can also see why this is the case.

The children are free to use and play with them...

June 5, 2019

Here are some images that I have found, images that I have taken... images I thought might inspire you one way or another...

Chalk board table... for free creative art that can be done over and over again... documenting images as you go and maybe creating a chalkboard t...

May 30, 2019

I think what really fascinated me about AnjiPlay was that in social media there is a large focus on the risky play element of the approach... which means that from the outside the full spectrum of the play and the approach cannot be fully seen or appreciated... and thi...

May 29, 2019

During my visit to Anji County in China and the nine preschools one of the (many) ting that stuck out was the use of clay, and the scale it was being used.

The children had access to huge amounts of clay... from beautiful, large, lidded pots to huge pits of clay that th...

May 21, 2019

It was a few years ago when I was first drawn to AnjiPlay, I don't remember exactly how many, but I do remember feeling a connection to the approach, just in the same way that I had felt a connection with the Reggio Emilia Approach... not so much a wow, this is amazing...

May 20, 2019

Over the years I have worked in places that have had dysfunctional groups as well as groups that have played well together. I have often reflected over what makes a group work. How do we support a functional group? How do we give children the freedom to play?

I define...

May 20, 2019

As I look back and reflect on my experience in Anji County, China and visiting the AnjiPlay kindergartens/preschools I wonder about my own approach to something new and i realise that it ties in with my observations of preschoolers at new locations...

When I take a grou...

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