I nearly fainted when I saw this delightful 1 minute film at the True/False documentary film festival. Such whimsy and wonder inspired by the possibilities provided by an adventure playground.
Fortrait #3: "Adventure Fort"
"Adventure Fort" was part 3 of a 4-part series of "fortraits" by Encyclopedia Pictura. Here are the others. They are a delight.
Fortrait #1 "Driftwood Cabin"
Fortrait #2: "Camping Rafts"
Fortrait #4: Subterranean Breakfast Nook
Don't they make you want to look around? Pick up a stick? Tie it to another with some grass? Stack rocks? Paint? Draw? Look to the sky? To try something silly? Delight in creating? Yes. Yes, they do. Me too.
I wonder what a playworker might say about the play drive here - that feeling that the films trigger inside of us. If I had to guess, based on what I've learned from them all so far, I might say that these films give us permission to play. And permission, it seems, is sometimes all it takes.