Extracts from Play, naturally - August 2006
"For Children, play is a biological drive and the primary mechanism through which they encounter and
explore their immediate physical environments. Children play instinctively with natural elements; they
are natural experts."
"Extensive research shows that children have a strong and deep rooted sensitivity to the natural world".
"The human relationship with the natural world is complex. The distinction between nature and human-made is a relatively new concept,
reflecting significant changes to the physical, social, cultural, economic and political landscape".