Children Belong Outside

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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Winter Boots for Adults

November 23, 2023

We are the gatekeepers to children’s outdoor play. If we are cold or uncomfortable the experiences of the children may…

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Have I Found the Perfect Snow Pants? Updated November 2023

December 1, 2022

It is challenging to find snowpants that fit my body. Is my search finally over?

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So, you wanna work with children outside.

April 3, 2021

I regularly receive emails from people who want to know how they can start an outdoor learning program or just work with children in outdoor environments. What advice do I give? Well, as with most things in life, it depends! Here are few of my thoughts.

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Did you have fun?

March 9, 2021

Play is so much more than fun! This question dismisses the complexities of play, we can do better.

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The $169 Stump

February 3, 2021

One of the big educational supply companies is now selling stumps! In this blog I share my opinion on all this.

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Alberta Child Care Regulation Update

January 26, 2021

Alberta will have new child care regulation on February 1. In this blog I share any of the updates that relate directly to outdoor play and experiences.

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Moving Loose Parts Outdoors

October 14, 2020

4 ideas on how to move loose parts in and out of a play space if you don’t have permanent outdoor storage.

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Heading back to School with Outdoor Learning

August 24, 2020

All the conversations I am having right now with parents and teachers revolve around going back to school in September.

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Outdoor Loose Parts Storage Ideas

August 12, 2020

Weird 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.

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