Outdoor Provision in the Early Years

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SAGE Publications, Apr 6, 2011 - Education - 136 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The role of play
12
2 Following childrens interests
23
3 Adults are essential
35
4 Capturing the difference
45
5 A responsive environment
57
6 Offering rich experiences
68
7 As long as they need
76
8 Achieving the balance
86
9 Outdoor play for everyone
95
10 Taking an active part
105
References
114
Index
119
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About the author (2011)

Jan White is an early childhood consultant. She played a key role in developing the Shared Vision and Values for Outdoor Play for the early years sector, and she now works nationally to advocate and support high quality outdoor provision for young children.

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