Treinen Farm

Natural Play

An Awesome Way to Play

Natural Play

Be brave but wise.

When you grow up on a farm, you have plenty of opportunities for natural play. Our kids grew up climbing in the haymow, rambling around in the woods, and getting really wet and muddy. We’d like our visitors to have a chance to experience unstructured play in many farm settings. We strive to make play areas out of natural or recycled materials, to provide a rich sensory experience, and to encourage healthy risk-taking. 

Natural Play

Natural play is:

What kids do when adults aren’t telling them what to do.

What kids do when they are in an interesting, sensory-rich environment.

What kids do when they’re climbing trees, making mud pies, building dens, and running around for no particular reason.

What kids do when they are in a natural setting (think grass, dirt, rocks, trees, hills, etc.)

What kids do when they’re turned loose to make up their own play.

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