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 2: Following Children's Interests: Child-Led Experiences That Are Meaningful and Worthwhile
Following Children's Interests: Child-Led Experiences That Are Meaningful and Worthwhile
The strategies to identify children's interests are well known: listening to parents/carers' view of their child; talking with the child, and observing the child. These are simple but require humanity and understanding. Observation is the most powerful tool in the hands of an experienced practitioner. A misconception can arise amongst practitioners that observations impede actual involvement with children. However, observations are a requisite of ...