Anji Play materials and environments include both specifically-designed outdoor play materials and equipment; play materials and equipment sourced from other suppliers; found and re-purposed materials; storage materials, equipment and systems; furniture; outdoor play clothing; indoor play materials; materials for arts and inquiry, and many other physical objects, and designs for fixed and semi-fixed play-structures.


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The design and consideration of Anji Play materials always returns to the following principles:

  • Open-ended

  • Minimally-structured

  • Drawn from life

  • Proximate to nature

  • Moveable

  • Large

  • Inter-relatable

  • Sturdy

  • Masterable by the child


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The design and consideration of Anji Play physical environments always returns to the following principles:

  • Open and freely accessible by the child

  • Areas defined by activity, not theme or subject

  • Natural

  • Varied

  • Masterable by the child

  • Express trust in the child