Playing and learning in trees
Guest post by Tatum Triggs
Why has my son hauled an old tyre swing up our oak tree?
Ok….so, now he appears to be hanging it on a branch half way up.
Ahhhh, so he wants to fill it with water does he? That old bit of rope and a bucket should make it easier.
Hmmmm…that’s it. Now he has climbed the tree, reset the rope on a higher branch (after a quick discussion about forces and gravity), and can haul up whatever he likes!
What a great invention!
‘Mum-can we have a cup of tea and a biscuit in the tree?’
Absolutely! Freshly hauled by a simple pulley system.
Tatum Triggs is a Cornish mum of two boys whose passion for risky, explorative outdoor play has led her to train as a forest school leader and run WILDKIDS at Bosinver, a local award winning holiday cottage village.