PAUL BARNETT DESIGN GROUP
PLAYSCAPES – SCULPTURE – ARTISANSHIP

PLAYSCAPES – SCULPTURE – ARTISANSHIP

Playscapes – Sculpture – Artisanship

Nature Playscapes integrate play and the natural environment, using natural materials to create a play space. Combined with terrain changes, sand, water, branches, leaves, flowers, stones and other elements are used to design different physical challenges. This not only gives children a closer connection with nature but also provides opportunities for environmental education. They can explore nature, learn about the treescape, birdscape and wildlife, and discover other natural stories.

Journeys and Habitats

Journeys

Move, run and skip through the landscape.

Discover life in the creek beds, in, under and around the rocks.

Rock hop and create movement and balance in the body and mind.

Jump along the swales and traverse across log bridges over the frog wetlands.

Habitats

Play in the dirt pit, sand pit, water pit, and rock pit.

Roll, slide, lay and watch the sky on earth berms that soak up water from adjacent swales and wetlands.

Climb in micro forest tree clumps, lose ourselves in garden wall mazes and eat berries from the edible garden.

Meet, talk, read, sit, listen, and watch in our meeting places of rocks, logs and trees.

These are what we call “Journeys and Habitats and they can create various unique natural playscapes.

The development of children’s behaviour in the natural environment

1. Children can create different ways of playing by themselves. They learn to observe the environment, excite the imagination, and create social opportunities to learn mutual tolerance and respect during the play.

2. They will improve their sensory abilities, including sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

3. They will gain the ability to observe changes in the environment and use their senses to perceive and discover things in nature.

4. They will easily remember things found in nature.

5. They will use natural materials to play, create and preserve.

6. They will enjoy outdoor activities and have an interest in the natural environment and wildlife species.

7. As children grow older, they will have playability development suitable for different stages.

Regenerative Biomimicry Design of PLAY Development

Student project work experimenting with natural biomimicry through designing play equipment using Australian native plants.