Watch these children build a dam using Outlast blocks in the mud.
Children build body awareness, fine motor control, concentration, perseverance and social skills through physical play.
Sand and water: the ultimate ingredients for play. Combine with loose parts and simple containers, and you have a recipe for hours of cooperative, open-ended, irresistible fun.
This short inspirational video is packed full of evidence that block play supports all the skills children need for the 21st century. Here’s a school where the foundation of learning is in playing with blocks.
More than 100 years ago Carolyn Pratt, inventor of the Unit Block, founded City & Country School in New York City. Still today their curriculum is built around learning with blocks. Here are some time-tested tips for teachers and practitioners.
Wooden playthings that last forever outdoors
A classroom makeover: Salehurst C of E Primary School's reception class is transformed by Community Playthings over the weekend.
Outlast tables and seating will help extend your classroom outdoors, connecting children to the natural world on a daily basis.
Create chutes for balls, conkers or water using Outlast ramps
Two children head for the woods with trikes to make perfect chocolate