The Joy of Junk

8 March, 2017
Categories: Blog

At a time of increasing debate over the extent of children’s use of screen-based technology, for many child professionals, the three-dimensional, messy enjoyment of children making things with their hands from pieces of scrap is more important then ever. Here, Ben Tawil, a senior lecturer in play and playwork, talks about the timeless pleasures and many benefits of junk modelling and non-directive play.

I feel like I grew up on junk modelling; it was the go-to activity for just about every club I ever attended in my early years and primary school days.  Full blog

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