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'If you are looking to enrich outdoor play experiences for young children, this is an inspirational text that could be written just for you' -Early Years Educator
'There is much here to inspire the practitioner who knows that outdoor provision is important but isn't quite sure how to implement it in their setting...They will find plenty of new ideas to help them develop and extend their practice to provide even more interesting and stimulating experiences for children'-Early Years Update
Very informative for the Play in the early years module
A good book explaining the role of the outdoor play as a learning resource.
An excellent book that offers practical ideas as well as theoretical standpoints. A very useful guide for the practitioner and students studying early years provision.
This will be a useful addition to the unit regarding evaluation of the outdoor environment. It will help students consider what they currenty offer and how improvements could be made.
excellent all round text for the 3-7 and 5-11 education trainees
An inspiration for early years practitioners learning about their profession, the children in their care and how to support, develop and facilitate play, learning and development.
Full of practical ideas to inspire the development of outdoor play provision. Found this book a great benefit for teaching early childhood/education students on my play modules. Good resource for prompting reflection amongst students.
Excellent book full of practical ideas. I appreciated the perspectives of several leading contributors and the way some current issues, such as risk-taking, were addressed. The book prompted reflection and I found it well structured.
Found this book a great benefit for both Early years and my lecturing in Playwork. Great practical ideas.
Useful text for early years students
This book will be used in conjunction with several others for a taught session on planning for outdoor play. The first year B.Ed students will be undertaking placements in Children's Centres, so the case studies in this book will be most useful.
Essential core reading for students studying and working within Early Years. Jan White explores children’s outdoor play through children’s own experiences, adult’s role, suitable environments and dealing with challenge, risk and safety. This book highlights the importance of the outdoor provision, child development, creativity and children’s right to engage in play. The book is filled with inspiring pictures and various examples how to plan outdoor provision successfully. In addition this book contains several thinking points which carry the reader to reflect on their own learning.
Outdoor provision does not always get the high profile it should. This text is an excellent point of reference for all who work with young children.
As we look to developing trainees ideas about the place of play and physical activity outside of the classroom, this resource will be recommended. The case studies will help the trainees to picture scenarios that they can then discuss to extend their understanding. Whilst the chapter on ‘Challenge, Risk and Safety’ is important it is good to see that the value and importance of outdoor play dominates the book and focusses the attention of the reader onto the positives of outdoor play for the early years.
The text provides the value and importance of outdoor play for young children and the role the practioner.
Well written with clear examples and illustrations.
Have suggested students purchase as an aid to ongoing professional practice.
A comprehensive book that provides learners with a great deal of information regarding outdoor play. I shall be recommending this for level 4 Early Childhood Studies students and those exploring outdoor play within their dissertation/independent studies.
Great to link into Forest Schools
A clear, well-structured and comprehensive examination of a variety of relevant issues. The use of case studies is very student-friendly. Excellent
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