Outdoor activities and Free Play

Preserving the timeless value of ‘playing outside,’ Planet staff provide suggestions and resources, such as bubble-blowing, rope-jumping, four-squares, and so on, but – best of all – children are allowed to play freely, generating their own games, exercising their own imaginations, and finding the best fun in their own conflict-resolution, their own power to develop games together. The Planet has long been an oasis for the kind of ‘free play’ that is now increasingly seen as most important to children, under the delicate guidance which depends on deep adult experience and simply cannot be provided by well-meaning adult referees or trained employees.