248 pages | 55 Color Illus.
Playing and Learning Outdoors shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition facilitates the development of rich and stimulating outdoor play provision in any early years setting. Through making best use of the special nature of being outside, practitioners will feel confident in offering wonderful play experiences for all children.
Playing and Learning Outdoors offers achievable advice and support, aligned with research-based approaches that are appropriate and effective for young children’s all-round wellbeing and development. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing:
The full colour third edition of Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop a truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: Providing for play with water outdoors; Chapter Two: Providing natural materials outdoors; Chapter Three: Providing experiences of the living world outdoors; Chapter Four: Providing for movement and physical play outdoors; Chapter Five: Providing for imaginative, creative and expressive play outdoors; Chapter Six: Providing for construction and den play outdoors; Chapter Seven: Providing outdoor experiences beyond the garden; Index