Can you see something in the photo beyond just a tree? If you can, then welcome to Adventure Island! When we believe in magic and have faith in children’s imagination, we can enter a world of story and dream.
Adventure Island is all around us. Cracks in the walls, secret tunnels, mythical creatures, heroes and villains, hidey holes and the Land Of Far Away are where Adventure Island come to life. We want our young children to engage in the world of story and books, and what better way to do it than to live in it.
Based around the concepts of joy and co-playing, Adventure Island is a place that you and the children will want to return to again and again. Not only that, it’s where parenting and the community beyond the school gate can come to life too – the Island is for everyone!
The scope for Adventure Island is as unlimited as your imagination. It has huge potential for curriculum delivery with all the emotional engagement of play and discovery, and it can be discovered in the city or in the countryside -it’s everywhere!
Greg is an Early Years specialist and author of the bestselling book ‘Can I Go And Play Now?’. He is passionate about childhood, the art of co-playing and the magic of children. His new book ‘School and the Magic of Children’ is out in April 2020 and explores how the how and why for the ‘echo of play’ to go up through school.