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Outdoor Provision in the Early Years

Outdoor Provision in the Early Years

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March 2011 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How can you create opportunities for learning and playing outdoors?

This book offers a range of chapters on key topics, including:

" why outdoor play is important for young children

" how to make sure your children play outdoors as much as indoors

" how play can help young children develop a sense of well-being

" child-led play experiences

" the role of adults outdoors

" ensuring outdoor provision for children with additional needs

" how to provide rich outdoor environments

" challenge, risk and safety outdoors

This is an inspirational and exciting read, that all early years professionals will enjoy and find immensely useful.

Jan White
Felicity Thomas and Stephanie Harding
The Role of Play: Play Outdoors as the Medium and Mechanism for Well-Being, Learning and Development
Liz Magraw
Following Children's Interests: Child-Led Experiences that are Meaningful and Worthwhile
Tim Waller
Adults are Essential: The Roles of Adults Outdoors
Jan White
Capturing the Difference: The Special Nature of the Outdoors
Ros Garrick
A Responsive Environment: Creating a Dynamic, Versatile and Flexible Environment
Claire Warden
Offering Rich Experiences: Contexts for Play, Exploration and Talk
Di Chilvers
As Long as They Need: The Vital Role of Time
Helen Tovey
Achieving the Balance: Challenge, Risk and Safety
Theresa Casey
Outdoor Play for Everyone: Meeting the Needs of Individuals
Miranda Murray
Taking an Active Part: Everyday Participation and Effective Consultation

Useful text for early years students

Mrs Maria Vinney
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
June 19, 2013

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.

Mr Ian Barrett
Department of Education, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
May 1, 2013

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.

Mrs Paivi Valtonen
Scool of Education, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
April 12, 2013

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.

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
March 12, 2013

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.

Mrs Alison Carney
Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 3, 2012

The text provides the value and importance of outdoor play for young children and the role the practioner.

Ms Deborah Abbott
Professional Education And Development, Doncaster University Centre
July 11, 2012

Well written with clear examples and illustrations.
Have suggested students purchase as an aid to ongoing professional practice.

Mr Patrick Meehan
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
April 27, 2012

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.

Mrs Sharron Galley
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
April 24, 2012

Great to link into Forest Schools

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
March 22, 2012

A clear, well-structured and comprehensive examination of a variety of relevant issues. The use of case studies is very student-friendly. Excellent

Mrs Beverley Hutchinson
Dept of Education, Stranmillis University College
December 5, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Jan White

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