Learning Outdoors

Improving the Quality of Young Children's Play Outdoors

By Helen Bilton, Karen James, Ann Wilson, Maggie Woonton

© 2006 – Routledge

128 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9781843123507
pub: 2005-11-14
US Dollars$40.00

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

It is now officially acknowledged that outdoor play is extremely important for young children's development and that a few old bikes and a climbing frame just will not do. This book shows how to develop an outdoor learning environment properly for young children and how adult supporters should behave in this space.

This book offers examples of good outdoor practice in a range of early years settings. Both practical and theoretical aspects of learning outdoors are covered, tracking a shared enthusiasm for outdoor play amongst practitioners, children and parents.

The book shows how the authors set about solving common problems encountered in the outdoor area, and, using photographs, plans and written observations, the book shows how stimulating outdoor learning environments can be created.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Experimental Methods
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education