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Nature Play Programs: Outdoor Education for Children

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Outdoor Play-Based Learning. Tricia Edgar, President of Fresh Air Learning, told Decoded Science that “outside, there are not limited numbers of specific toys.” She explains that nature contains many loose parts, such as ...

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Josephine M's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:44 AM

Nature's loose parts

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Environment as the Third Teacher: Playful Possibilities - blog*spot

Environment as the Third Teacher: Playful Possibilities - blog*spot | Outdoor Learning | Scoop.it
I believe that creating thoughtful, play based learning environments have the power to shape the learning that takes place. This means that I have to design flexible spaces that expand and contract to meet the Kinders physical ...

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Jane Ryan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:45 PM

The importance of the environment

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let the children play: Handy ideas for storing loose parts for play

let the children play: Handy ideas for storing loose parts for play | Outdoor Learning | Scoop.it

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Make everyday a playday « Outdoor Nation

32% of her time was spent at school, 17% watching TV, 15% on the computer and just 4% playing outdoors. Time on screens dwarfed time playing out by a ratio of seven to one! And it's not just my daughter.

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How outdoor play inspires independent learning for early years

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Forget lesson plans, Annie Woods lets nature and spontaneity be her pupils' inspiration during lessons in the forest (RT @Make_K12: How outdoor play inspires independent learning for early years: Forget lesson plans, Annie Woods le...

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Michaela Donald's curator insight, June 5, 2013 6:12 AM

Fantasic article underscoring the importance of allowing children individual exploration in outdoor learning. 

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Natural Musicians, Storytellers, Mathematicians and Scientists

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The “Natural” series of workshops, enrichment and intervention programmes are at the leading edge of creative outdoor learning. I believe children learn best through play and where possible, child led play and exploration.

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Chris Holland's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:30 AM

Find nature based enrichement programmes and workshops for schools here

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Learning outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

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This book outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils. This is the first textbook based around the curriculum for prospective and practising primary and secondary teachers and other outdoor educators. The principles and examples presented are intended to be adapted by teachers to suit the needs of their students in ways that draw upon content offered by the local landscape and its natural and built heritage. Although the focus of this book is ‘the real world’ beyond the classroom, it is also about good teaching — wherever it takes place. While there are chapters on practical issues such as risk-management and supervising groups outdoors, the chapters on curriculum, sustainability, curiosity, responsibility, and educational communities will serve as a valuable guide for anyone interested in applying educational theory to practice.

 

by Simon Beames, Peter Higgins and Robbie Nicol

August, 2011


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Outdoor Education Good for Kids and the Planet

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RT @EarthShare: Outdoor Education Good for Kids and the Planet http://t.co/fCeVWrsI3Z #playoutdoors #edtech

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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:32 PM

PS164 in Brooklyn New York took the time to include the children in planning their green yard. What a great opportunity to learn subject matter content while creating a tangible, long lasting creation.

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Best Practice in Education - Early Childhood and Beyond: Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood

Play comes from a child’s imagination and the simplest of surroundings & objects.

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Big Ideas

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Loose Parts ...the Beautiful Stuff of Childhood As long as materials can be moved, redesigned, put together and taken apart in a variety of ways, they are classified as loose parts. When Nicholson ...

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Diane Kashin's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:51 AM

join the discussion on loose parts as a big idea in professional learning for Reggio inspired practice

Kari Smith's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:46 PM

Learning with simple materials .... an awesome observation moment as an Educator.

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Outdoor Play: Finding The Alphabet in Nature | rightfromthestart

Outdoor Play: Finding The Alphabet in Nature | rightfromthestart | Outdoor Learning | Scoop.it
Having recently discovered some of the amazing hikes in the Seattle area we are really keen to encourage the children to appreciate the wonders around them. My kids love outdoor play, especially in the woods but a 4 mile ...

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Bringing the outdoors into early childhood education | Child care Canada


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Michaela Donald's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:00 AM

Interesting insights and links from a Canadian perspective.

TES Early Years's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:50 AM

The idea that the "sole function of outdoor spaces is for children to ‘burn off steam'" is fortunately becoming outdated

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Lack of outdoor play said to hurt children's development - CBC.ca

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Lack of outdoor play said to hurt children's development
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We're talking about free unstructured play out of doors," said Sharon Sheshlia, a health and physical education consultant for the Greater Essex County District School Board.

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Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature

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Children's Outdoor Play and Learning Environments: Returning to Nature (Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature http://t.co/Z1rZJhrL...)...

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Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play - Huffington Post (blog)

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Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play
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Every day, weather permitting, children benefit from playing outside. Their fun outside involves a wide variety of play.

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