Natural learning environments
Many places where young children live and play are almost devoid of vegetation and opportunities for direct contact with nature. Providing chances for children to explore, to manipulate and be involved with the natural environment and increases their opportunities for learning and development. United Kingdom
Outdoor play - More than physical activity
Play in outdoor environments provides many opportunities for children's learning and development. The intentional teacher supports this learning by observing and engaging with the children in their play. Australia
Extending children's physical development
Children's skill development and needs shape the way that a physical environment is set up in order to support further practice and refining physical skills. Outdoor environments need to be flexible to achieve this. Australia
The potential of the outdoor environment
When the design of an outdoor environment is based on an understanding of children and the way they develop, it will support children's learning and development. This potential is further increased when teachers engage with the space. Australia
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