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.

Capturing the Difference: The Special Nature of the Outdoors

Capturing the Difference: The Special Nature of the Outdoors

Capturing the difference: The special nature of the outdoors

This Chapter Explores

  • Why the special nature of the outdoor environment must be the focus for outdoor provision and planning
  • What is different and unique about the outdoor environment and being outdoors for young children's exploration, play, learning and development
  • What providers can do to harness these special characteristics for children's play

Value: The outdoor space and curriculum must harness the special nature of the outdoors, to offer children what the indoors cannot. This should be the focus for outdoor provision, complementing and extending provision indoors.

Why Is It Important to Focus on the Special Nature of the Outdoors?

Remember a favourite place for play outside from your childhood: what made it a good ...

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