How can you create a stimulating outdoor area that offers irresistible learning opportunities for young children?
Does your outdoor learning environment support young children’s emerging life skills of confidence, perseverance, creativity, decision making and leadership?
Do you know how to manage physical risks and encourage children to go out and test their own boundaries without fear or failure?
Play Out! is an inspirational, accessible and pragmatic set of resources aimed at all those involved with improving the use, design and management of outdoor spaces in early years settings. It provides a step-by-step guide for planning and implementing physical changes to outdoor environments in order to facilitate high quality learning and play experiences.
Physical and outdoor play has a major impact on the intellectual, emotional and social development of young children. Drawing on Learning through Landscapes experience in working with thousands of early years settings, this book provides the tools for settings to assess what they already have, work through what their needs are, and inspires them to take the next steps forward to make physical and practical improvements to their outside area.
This full colour, illustrated resource will make it as easy as possible for managers, practitioners and parents to plan and manage an outdoor improvement project, involving children at the core of the work and linking the process and the improved outside environment to the aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Play Out! is an inspirational, accessible and pragmatic set of resources aimed at all those involved with improving the use, design and management of outdoor spaces in early years settings.
Health & Wellbeing
A reflective document for early years practitioners to reflect on their practice and outdoor space.
This tool uses reflective questions ...
Take Me Out - Early Years Outdoors is a project sharing the best of outdoor learning and play. Funded through ...
Do you know how to make the most of your outdoor teaching and learning spaces?
Do your children know how ...
Get your hands mucky in creating these seed packed earth and clay bombs ready for launch wherever an explosion of ...
Use a ball of string to show the connection between every living thing.
Buddhism lesson idea - using the outdoors to explore practices from the Buddhist faith which promote mindfulness and meditation such ...
Challenge small groups of blindfolded children to create a range of 2D shapes from a length of rope.
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