• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Chapter 1: The Role of Play: Play Outdoors as the Medium and Mechanism for Well-Being, Learning and Development

The Role of Play: Play Outdoors as the Medium and Mechanism for Well-Being, Learning and Development
The role of play: Play outdoors as the medium and mechanism for well-being, learning and development
FelicityThomas and StephanieHarding

Outdoor play matters to children because it offers alternative opportunities for physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth compared to the built environment. Play is the means through which children find stimulation, well-being and happiness, and through which they grow physically, intellectually and emotionally. Play is the most important thing for children to do outside and the most relevant ...

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