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Using the saw

During an outdoor play session a child wishes to play with a sharp stick. The practitioner offers to facilitate a safer way to play with the stick by removing the sharp end with a saw.

Good for looking at:

  • Managing risky play
  • Using tools
  • Effective adult support
  • Learning Outdoors


  • How the child is learning?
  • Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How does the adult support the child’s learning?
  • How does the environment support the child’s learning?