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CONTENTS WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?

1

INTRODUCTION

2

HOW DOES THIS ACTIVITY FIT INTO PLAY?

4

PARENTS

7

PLAYWORK PRINCIPLES

10

THE PLAY TYPES

12

WHAT DO I MEAN BY DENS AND TREE HOUSES?

14

WHAT TOOLS DO YOU NEED?

19

CORDLESS DRILL/DRIVER

21

IS IT DANGEROUS?

24

IS IT EXPENSIVE?

30

WOOD

33

IMPORTANT THINGS FOR ADULTS TO REMEMBER

34

WORK TABLE

36

SAWING

47

HAMMERING AND NAILING

44

OLDER AND YOUNGER CHILDREN TOGETHER

48

BOYS AND GIRLS

50

BUILDING IN TREES

53

CLAMPING TREES

55

USING FELLED TREES, POSTS AND POLES

58

ROOFING – THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

62

DESTRUCTION AND CHANGE

64

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