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.

Adults Are Essential: The Roles of Adults Outdoors

Adults Are Essential: The Roles of Adults Outdoors

Adults are essential: The roles of adults outdoors

This Chapter Explores

  • Recent literature on the adult's role in outdoor play and learning
  • The reasons why the adult's role is crucial
  • The key aspects of the role
  • Examples for discussion and reflection

Value: Young children need all the adults around them to understand why outdoor play provision is essential for them, and adults who are committed and able to make its potential available to them.

Why Are Adults Crucial for Children's Outdoor Experiences?

Young children need practitioners who value and enjoy the outdoors themselves, see the potential and consequences it has for young children's well-being and development, and want to be outside with them. Attitude, understanding, commitment and positive thinking are important, as well as the ...

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