A celebration of excellent practice, The potential of a puddle defines the factors that create exciting and dynamic play areas that are used all year round.
Using a framework of opportunities based on a high-level of child consultation. This book looks at the issues that surround quality Outdoor Play and Learning. Each chapter examines an aspect of good practice and identifies key statements to consider as a framework for outdoor play. Case studies and photographs are given throughout to motivate and inspire. The book identifies aspects that can be used for self evaluation by practitioners, to help centres create policies and practice that follows national vision for outdoor play.
About the author
Claire Warden is an educational consultant based in Perthshire, Scotland. Her approach to learning and the methods that she promotes are innovative and refreshing, and place children very firmly at the centre of the learning process.
It will inspire educators to re think and re look at all of their spaces and work together as a team to ensure the outdoor space is seen as an integrated learning space alongside and with the indoor space. It has something for everyone from the beginning educator to the experienced educator who is already committed to learning outdoors – turns potential problems into exciting learning possibilities.
– Judy Radich, early childhood expert & ECA reviewer