Children need to be outside.
Outside children are more physically active, connected to nature and develop community connections. As adults in children’s lives, our job is to provide the time, space, materials and most of all permission to play outside in child care, school and our communities. Get Outside and Play can help you support your educators, teachers and families to get outside and play!
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Ideas, Inspiration and Thoughts from the Field
- Moving Loose Parts Outdoors4 ideas on how to move loose parts in and out of a play space if you don’t have permanent outdoor storage.
- Heading back to School with Outdoor LearningAll the conversations I am having right now with parents and teachers revolve around going back to school in September.
- Outdoor Loose Parts Storage IdeasWeird shapes and random stuff make loose parts amazing for play but a challenge for storing. In this blog I share a few ideas for storage I have come across in various settings.
What is holding you back from fully engaging with children outdoors? Weather? Activities ideas? Safety? Concerned parents? Let’s work together to find solutions that work for your professional practice and the children and families you work with.
A school that plays, learns. We know children learn best through play and one of the best places to play is outside! We will link play, outdoors and learning, helping you find ways to move curriculum outdoors in a way that is engaging and meaningful.
There is a role for everyone in a community to support outdoor play. Do you work for a municipality, Parent Link Centre, or a community association? Are you a concerned parent? Let’s jumpstart outdoor play in your community.