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.

As Long as They Need: The Vital Role of Time

As Long as They Need: The Vital Role of Time

As long as they need: The vital role of time

This Chapter Explores

  • The need of children to spend extended periods outside
  • The freedom children need to take their time when playing outdoors
  • The benefits of slow learning

Value: Young children should have long periods of time outside. They need to know that they can be outside everyday, when they want to, and that they can develop their ideas for play over time.

As we get older time seems to fly by and we always end up rushing from one thing to another, with lives that are relentlessly busy, juggling jobs, homes and families. If we stop for a moment and think back to our own childhoods, no doubt our memories ...

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