How can you create opportunities for learning and playing outdoors?

This book offers a range of chapters on key topics, including:

why outdoor play is important for young children; how to make sure your children play outdoors as much as indoors; how play can help young children develop a sense of well-being; child-led play experiences; the role of adults outdoors; ensuring outdoor provision for children with additional needs; how to provide rich outdoor environments; challenge, risk and safety outdoors

This is an inspirational and exciting read, that all early years professionals will enjoy and find immensely useful.

Outdoor Play for Everyone: Meeting the Needs of Individuals

Outdoor Play for Everyone: Meeting the Needs of Individuals

Outdoor play for everyone: Meeting the needs of individuals

This Chapter Explores

  • How does, or could, outdoor provision support inclusion?
  • What are the links between play and the right to be included?
  • Which features and qualities are supportive of inclusive environments?
  • How might we move towards more inclusive play environments?

Value: Outdoor provision must support inclusion and meet the needs of individuals, offering a diverse range of play-based experiences.

Better Play Environments Support Inclusion; Inclusive Environments Support Play

Whether the motivation for improving an environment is inclusion or better play there are reciprocal benefits when improvements are made.

Play environments which are flexible, varied, challenging, intriguing and so on (all the qualities which reflect an understanding of play as chosen and controlled by the child) ...

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