We returned to Tamagawa River Park. The children were highly respectful staying to the left to allow commuters to get past them as we went for the train. Because the children were familiar with the space they quickly started to climb the concrete embankment. We noted their level of confidence and just how big they now seemed in this space. Before the embankment seemed huge and high and now the children were the ones who looked big. Both parents and teachers observed how the children calmly used the space. They climbed, explored, created imaginary play scenarios and enjoyed each others company. In four hours of uninterrupted play one child asked for help to work at a social issue. When they came to the teachers they made the point of sharing how they had worked out the issue.
Thank you to Ms Connie for the photo collection