There can be little doubt that the education of the very young provides an essential foundation for all that follows, and the nature of that education is critical. Stressing the importance of outdoor play, this book locates Froebelian practice in current practice, through a wealth of examples from contemporary settings. Early Childhood Practice brings together contributions from distinguished primary and early childhood practitioners, who show how they have used educational methods advocated by Froebel.

Adventurous and Challenging Play Outdoors

Adventurous and challenging play outdoors

Watch children playing outdoors and they seem to seek out and enjoy scary, risky situations, such as climbing high, sliding fast, balancing precariously or hanging upside down. They enjoy pushing their own limits and testing out what they can do or what they can nearly do.

Observing Children's Risk-Taking and Adventurous Play

Example 1

A 2-year-old sets off into ...

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