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.

Taking an Active Part: Everyday Participation and Effective Consultation

Taking an Active Part: Everyday Participation and Effective Consultation

Taking an active part: Everyday participation and effective consultation

This Chapter Explores

  • The philosophy that states that young children's ideas and opinions should inform and influence decisions made regarding their outdoor play
  • How practitioners can take an active role in encouraging participation and describes practical steps that can be taken to achieve this
  • The numerous ways in which this value can be integrated into everyday practice. This chapter aims to provoke thought and debate around ways to effectively initiate such an approach

Value: Young children should participate in decisions and actions affecting their outdoor play.

Young children should take an active part in decisions and actions for outdoor provision, big and small. Their perspectives and views are critical and must be sought, ...

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