Natural Play Spaces Additional Resources

Natural Directional Sign

Background Knowledge:

  • Let’s Move! – Outside
  • No Child Left Inside (CBF)
  • Earthplay. Created by Rusty Keeler, Earthplay is a community-built site to guide communities on how to create beautiful engaging outdoor environments for children
  • Sobel, David; Childhood and Nature: Design Principles (or Play Motifs) For Educators, Stenhouse Publishing; Portland, ME; 2008
  • Natural Learning Initiative: NLI is a research and professional development unit at the College of Design, NC State University. This center provides research, design and professional development services.

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