Annotated Suggested Readings

Else, P. (2009) The Value of Play. London: Bloomsbury.

Gives a thorough grounding on play from a playworker’s perspective, valuing play for its own sake rather than as a vehicle for learning. Free play, choice and learner-centred processes are inherent in FS. This different perspective on play is crucial and often less acknowledged within traditional education training.


Logan, A. and Selhub, E. (2012) Your Brain on Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influences on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality. London: John Wiley and Sons.  

Pulls together contact with the natural world, healthy lifestyles and learning, with reference to neuroscience and current scientific thinking.