making reuse child’s play
Many child development professionals rely on research and personal experience to guide their work in supporting children to achieve their full potential.
In the UK we have Pre-School and Mandatory Education system guidelines on what subjects and areas of development should be covered together with milestone and key indicators.
Elsewhere in the world other learning models are used, there are many names and research studies extolling the virtues, benefits, drawbacks – except one: Self Directed Imaginative Play with Found Materials.
Scrapstores around the world and particularly in the UK ensure that children are able to have a rich and varied diet of textures, colours and types of materials with which to feed their imaginations. For those of us old enough or poor enough you’ll no doubt remember days spent creating dens and imaginary worlds with things you’d found; you may even remember how rare it was to have toys with construction and play instructions.
Fortunately like all good quality things imaginative play has never gone out of fashion and is accessible to anyone regardless of age, culture or social status.
We along with many other professionals believe that children allowed unstructured play opportunities (over those who were given set instructions and outcomes) helped improve their:
Many Scrapstores have play rangers and can offer workshops and training events to help support these outcomes.
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We Came, We Saw, We Crafted
Reuseful UK were thrilled to attend Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair for the first time between 22nd – 24th June 2018. The Fair was held in the beautiful grounds of Bowood House and blessed with sunny skies over the weekend. Over 1,100 crafters joined in the with the free Make and Take activities of making peg butterflies, brooches and bunting.
We are excited to announce our partnership with RWM, the UK's leading event for recycling and waste professionals. Under new management, RWM is now bigger and better than before with an unmissable jaw dropping line-up in place to help your business reach new exciting levels in the recycling & waste industry. The event takes place on the 12th & 13th September at the NEC, Birmingham and you are exclusively invited to attend. Claim your free ticket here!
We are thrilled to announce Reuseful UK’s partnership with RWM 2018, the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition.
Under the new management of PRYSM Media Group, RWM returns to the NEC Birmingham on September 12th and 13th. The leading environmental exhibition is free to attend, with tickets now available on the RWM website.
We are excited to reveal Reuseful UK will be exhibiting at RWM in the autumn, showcasing an interactive, creative feature at stand #4K62 in Hall 5. Reuseful UK CEO Nikki DiGiovanni will also take to the stage at RWM and get involved with a speaker session – details of which will be released soon.