Thanks to everyone who came along to our Pop Up Play event! We hope you enjoyed the day and found some play methods to take home!
Play Highland welcomed parents and their kids to come along to a free Pop Up Play event on Church Street, Sunday 12th March.
The Pop Up Play event was organised to encourage families to use the outdoors for recreation by showcasing the play potential in different environments.
The top end of church street was transformed into a multi-area play zone to create a rich environment for kids to play within a beach, park, woodland and street scene. There were performers and activities to engage the kids but focus was on loose parts play that isn’t prescriptive. Parents were inspired to think about how they could recreate the fun to continue the imaginative sensory play at home.
“Using found and everyday materials, not traditionally associated with playgrounds, we aim to create creative, social and cognitive play opportunities for kids of all ages” – Earth Time
The introduction of loose parts is part of a wider approach to developing free play within schools and the local community as advocated by the Play Strategy for Scotland.
“We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up. A nation which values play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries, schools and communities”. – Play Scotland