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LEARNING OUTDOORS IN THE EARLY YEARS - Resources - TES

LEARNING OUTDOORS IN THE EARLY YEARS - Resources - TES | The outdoor classroom | Scoop.it

Practical, useful, managable and easy to use.
Covers all areas of learning.
A really useful resource whan thinking about your own outdoor area

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A really useful document, including information and suggestions on: audit, safety and risk assessment, design, planning and recommended books. A great base to build on for your own play policy.

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Natural Learning Spaces for Early Childhood Centers


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Well-written and insightful document

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Michaela Donald's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:57 AM

An interesting document from the Victorian Government on creating outdoor natural education spaces for preschool children. Some fantastic ideas for both space creation and activities. 

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The surprising uses for birdsong

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Birdsong isn't just beautiful to listen to to, it is increasingly being used in some rather unusual ways.

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Very interesting! Birdsong is one of the natural sounds that "can improve mood and attention"

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Chris Holland's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:17 AM

Fascinating! Not only does birdsong lift hearts... it does many other things too!

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Bringing the outdoors into early childhood education | Child care Canada


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The idea that the "sole function of outdoor spaces is for children to ‘burn off steam'" is fortunately becoming outdated

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

Interesting insights and links from a Canadian perspective.

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Vertical growth

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Plant Connection swapped its traditional nursery stock for living wall plants and installation.
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Imagine vertical 'living walls' in a school/nursery setting, with scented herbs and colour! Wonderful...

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