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Chapter 36: Outdoor Play and Learning in Preschools in South Africa

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Outdoor Play and Learning in Preschools in South Africa
Outdoor Play and Learning in Preschools in South Africa
Judy van Heerden Marie Botha
INTRODUCTION

Young children are not little adults; they think and learn differently than adults. Children are playful and naturally curious and therefore they learn when they are physically active, for instance when they are playing outdoors. Preschools in various parts of the world such as England, Europe, the United States of America, Canada, Australasia and the Scandinavian countries allow young children to experience the freedom of playing outdoors as part of their learning and development (Knight, 2012). From the international literature it is evident that there has ...

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