Tag Archives: Woods
Just a very brief post. Touch Wood This is marvellously inventive! Interesting, too, to look carefully at the iconography here – and to listen with equal care to the soundscape. How silent is outdoors really?
Well now, this is an interesting project: Gruffalo hunting is the new Bear Hunt… Outdoor nation makes some important points about children (and parents) and their thinking about outdoor exploration, suggesting this is an area worthy of some serious discourse … Continue reading
Fantastic animated version of Michael Foreman’s illustrations http://youtu.be/dR0L_aBp490 – but I’ll present this here sans paroles, letting the story speak for itself for now.
Some very interesting links here for the New Year, for example this one on play in the Early Years or the more general link to a map (which perhaps could do with a bit of elaboration – I note some gaps round Oxford … Continue reading
To return to Rachel Kaplan’s argument I began to explore a while back – really to revisit my walk (not really very adventurous) up Old Rd in Headington to the Hollow Way down into Wheatley. The Kaplans (Kaplan and Kaplan … Continue reading
No, not some odd piece of fan fiction: this weekend’s visit to Bath raised further questions about ‘real’ landscapes and traditional tales. It is certainly something of a tourist pull – I admit I felt it myself. Had the ‘real’ … Continue reading
I have two books in front of me as I write. One is the book I was going to write about – Sandra Beckett’s Recycling Red Riding Hood – the other (Rosa’s) is the movie companion for New Moon It … Continue reading
More questions than answers in this post: a work in progress. The more I think of there really being chalk pits in Suffolk, the more I want to explore more deeply my assumptions about the universal mythic landscape. A sideline … Continue reading
A significant detail in Jacobs’ telling of Tom Tit Tot, especially since this story has a cognate in Rumplestiltskin that has rather that precedence over the English version, and according to a much earlier commentator, has much in common with … Continue reading
It was interesting reciting the edgy DeLaRue/Zipes’ reconstruction of the Story of the Grandmother to PGCE students in the woods today, those lovely dappled woods where the magpies chatter and one group saw a deer and we all felt at … Continue reading