Outdoor Learning in the Early Years, Helen Bilton What is this strategy about?
The outdoor environment is vital to support children in developing healthy and active lifestyles. The outdoors allows for active play and whole-body movement which is less practical within the indoor environment.Why are outdoor play activities important?
The outdoors can provide opportunities for quiet contemplation and reflection either in solitude or with friends. Calm spaces that encourage children to be relaxed and thoughtful are important for wellbeing and for developing a sense of awe and wonder about the world. What is outdoor learning?
Outdoor learning is learning that takes place outside the classroom. It usually refers to organised learning which takes place in an outdoor setting and is an active approach to learning.Click here to learn how to Start Outdoor Learning Sessions Effectively.