Adventurous Play


Developing children’s life skills through rich play experiences

Niki Buchan

Adventurous Play offers a practical approach to meeting children’s developmental needs, emphasising the importance of providing stimulating play opportunities, especially in early childhood centers. This resource delves into creating and interpreting challenging play, reimagining safety within the context of children’s development, and enriching play spaces.

With a wealth of detail, it provides guidance on fostering environments where children can thrive amidst ever-changing surroundings, diverse spaces, and varying social dynamics. Through photographs and examples, the book illustrates how to create engaging play spaces that support children’s growth and development.


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International Orders
We are happy to supply orders from outside Australia and New Zealand. Orders will be dispatched by International Air which has delivery expectations of 3-21 business days depending upon your location.

We offer a 14-day inspection with freepost return on all printed products.
Please be aware that we cannot offer an approval period or accept returns on digital resources, so orders for these resources are final.

Niki Buchan

Niki Buchan is CEO and owner of Natural Learning Educational Consultancy. She has lived and worked in South Africa, Australia and is now based in Scotland. She works internationally as a conference keynote speaker, nature pedagogue, mentor and author having been invited to work in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Iceland, Sweden, South Korea, China, Norway, Denmark and South Africa. She has developed a reputation as a strong advocate for children’s right to a high-quality childhood with a deep concern about children’s mental health and trauma.

Niki trusts children as being capable and competent, respects their ability to know what they need for their development including assessing and taking risks. She has a great love for the outdoors and has been working with both adults and young children in very consultative, naturalistic and sensorial environments both indoors and outdoors for more than 40 years. She believes children have a right to regular access to nature and to have their voices heard in matters that affect them.

Additional Information
Weight 0.267 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 6 cm