1nd challange: TAKE ROOTS OUT
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Make your friends for free play.

How?

Go for a walk. Bring a knife or pruning shears. Find a suitable dry branch. Dried roots are great to work with. They are not as strong as the branches and it is easier for children to use them. When Roots show, simply cut them off and suit their size and shape. We recommend to create a few of them to get the whole Roots family. Then make their face by cutting a small part of the wood and let the kids draw their eyes and mouth. Then just introduce each other, greet yourselves and figure out whether they are going to live at home or outside. Leave the following play spread out of the interest and imagination of your children. Your role here is to watch and listen, and if you wish, take pictures. You can also make your own Roots family, to please and develop your imagination.

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Final unsolicited advice:


1. Make the activities work for you. Proposed challenges are just ideas to start with. Observe yourself and your children, and DEVELOP, WHAT YOU ENJOY and what works for you.

2. Let your children grow. Let them take as much initiative and responsibility as possible. You can start and promote the challenge, but your children are the ones to do most of it and come with their own ideas. FREE PLAY is self-directed.


3. The real life is OUTSIDE. You can find adventure and rich experience even just around your house. Time outside brings a lot of benefits to your and your children's lives: it develops creativity, promotes physical fitness, releases pressures, involves more senses and so on.

For those who have a taste:

I WANT MORE


The first Roots expedition

Have you got your new neighbors? Take them on a trip. It may be just the bathroom, or the forest. You can take them out regularly. They fits into every pocket. Common places suddenly you will see from another perspective. You can take pictures of your Roots, paint or describe the story. At home, we often falling asleep tells the adventurous story about brave roots today where and what were experienced. Watch children, what games they will play. If the Roots interest them, the game will come automatically. And maybe they will play for something completely different ...


The first big adventure

Your Roots saw already a lot? Prepare his adventures. Choose a favorite place (forest, tree, park), get ready treasure for Roots (new cap of an acorn, a friend, a fabric on the duvet), draw a map of where the treasures hid, and head out from the Root. In an unguarded moment take refuge treasure. Or invent another adventurous trip (skating, lookout for squirrels, escape from the monster). If the kids are interested in the game, invent infinite possibilities. If not, they play differently. After their. But you'll be out in the biggest and best play room!


Roots for the little ones?


Do you have a saw? It would be quick. Just cut a timber (large branches and logs), prepare a place for face and paint a smile. We recommend you use a pencil, not a markers (graphite is more resistant).