The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3 7

Author: Karen Constable
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315394057
Format: PDF, Docs
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Emphasising the importance of continuity for young children, The Outdoor Classroom Ages 3–7 practically demonstrates how early years settings and schools can maximise the learning potential of the outdoor environment. Fully updated to take into account the revised EYFS and Key Stage 1 curricula and including new case studies throughout, this second edition encourages teachers and practitioners to examine and reflect on their use of the outside area to ensure they provide rich play opportunities for children that will further their learning regardless of time, space or financial restraints. Drawing on the Forest School approach, this handy text considers the practical implications for settings using the outdoor classroom and covers: the characteristics of effective learning outdoors; guidance on timetabling and planning; advice on the logistics and health and safety involved; tips for navigating parental and staff opposition; closely linked theory and practice to assessment; the social and emotional aspects of learning. Full of resources, lesson plans and activities to support rich learning opportunities, this book will inspire you to think creatively about the outside area and use its full potential to bring the outdoors alive with interest, exploration and challenge.

The Outdoor Classroom in Practice Ages 3 7

Author: Karen Constable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317915410
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The outdoor environment is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? Providing extensive, challenging and ever-changing outdoor play experiences is an essential and valuable aspect of early years education. This book offers comprehensive guidance on how the outdoor environment can be used to teach and challenge all children across a range of settings drawing on forest school practice. Following a month-by-month format, each chapter provides a selection of theme-related play experiences alongside planning and evaluations of how the ideas described were carried out, and reveals the impact that they had on the children. Including detailed information on the role of the adult, the environment, planning and using children’s interests to guide their learning and development, the book features: over 100 full-colour photographs to illustrate practice diary entries that reflect how the planning was delivered, what changes were made and how aspects of learning were recorded and assessed examples of practice as well as comprehensive resource lists and safety guidelines links to indoor play and opportunities at home. Written by a leading authority on forest school practice and full of practical ideas that can be adapted to suit individual children’s needs, this book aims to inspire practitioners to make the most of the outdoor environment throughout the year.

Forest School in Practice

Author: Sara Knight
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987423
Format: PDF
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A beautiful full-colour book by Forest School expert and teacher Sara Knight that inspires and encourages individuals of all ages to take an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. The images throughout the book bring alive Forest School activities and each chapter is accompanied by creative ideas for practice and in depth case studies from across the United Kingdom and Ireland exploring the amazing variety of nature provision. Coverage includes: Rural and urban day nurseries for very young children State and independent provision for Early Years and Primary Schools Secondary School intervention strategies for students with special education needs and disabilities How to support parents and families with Forest School Supporting people with mental health issues. Suggestions for further reading at the end of chapters will be a helpful guide for students to read around the topic. Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the outdoor classroom, this book demonstrates how Forest School approaches are enriching learning opportunities for children, young people and adults, and deepening their connections with the natural world, with spectacular results.

The Outdoor Classroom in Practice Ages 3 7

Author: Karen Constable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351388177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The outdoor environment is an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? The Outdoor Classroom in Practice, Ages 3-7 offers guidance on how the outdoors can be used to teach and challenge children across a range of settings by drawing on forest school practice. Following a month-by-month format, it explores theme-related play experiences, planning, evaluations of how the ideas described were carried out and what impact they had on children's learning and development. This fully updated second edition includes: over 150 new full-colour photographs to illustrate practice activities and objectives for both early years and KS1, including links to indoor play discussion and support for those working with children with special educational needs detailed information on the role of the adult and of the environment sections covering health and safety guidelines and specific risk assessment in all chapters Written by a leading authority on forest school practice, this book aims to inspire and help practitioners make the most of the outdoor environment all year round.

Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

Author: Eric Nelson
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544205
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create an outdoor learning program Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help you Understand how outdoor classrooms benefits children’s learning and development Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a reality Create development and action plans to strategize and implement changes Evaluate your outdoor environment, program, and practices Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well. Eric Nelson is the founder and director of Child Care Planning Associates, the consulting and training division of the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community, which he established with his wife in 1979. Eric's consulting specialties include building and playground design and renovation, child care needs assessment and feasibility studies, development of employer-related child care, and staff training and development. Eric’s understanding of the value of the outdoors is grounded in a lifetime of hiking his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains in California since he was a young child.

Bringing the Forest School Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Karen Constable
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317660226
Format: PDF, Docs
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This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: an outline of the background to the approach clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking suggestions to help you plan a successful learning environment examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice. These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children. How has Forest School helped to change attitudes about risk and challenge in the early years? What are the benefits of using this approach for children’s development, health and overall wellbeing? Bringing the Forest School Approach to your Early Years Practice provides an accessible introduction to Forest School practice. It identifies the key issues involved in setting up, running and managing a Forest school environment and offers clear guidance on resources, staffing and space required for successful play and learning outdoors. Including links to the Early Years Foundation Stage and a wide range of case studies, the book covers: The beginnings of Forest School and how practice has developed Child centred play and learning that allows for risk taking and challenge Planning for children’s individual needs, learning styles and schemas The learning environment The role of the adult including health and safety and children’s welfare. Full of practical advice, this convenient guide will help practitioners to deliver new, exciting and inspiring opportunities for the children they care for.

Learning with Nature

Author: Marina Robb
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9780857842398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An extensive book of outdoor activities suitable for a wide range of children and environments Learning with Nature is full of fun activities and games to get children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things, and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children between ages 3 and 16, the graded activities help children develop key practical and social skills, awareness of their place in the world, and respect for the natural world, all while enjoying the great outdoors. Written by experienced forest school practitioners, using tried-and-tested games and activities, it provides comprehensive information for enriching children’s learning through nature. The games and activities are clearly categorized, with step-by-step instructions, an age guide, a list of resources needed, and invisible learning points. This book is a unique must-have resource for families, schools, youth groups, and anyone working with children.

Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach

Author: Jane Williams-Siegfredsen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134887272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This fully revised edition of Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Danish Forest School Approach. It enables analysis of the essential elements of this particular approach to early childhood teaching and the relationship it holds with quality early years practice. Describing the key principles of the Forest School Approach to early childhood, and heavily supported with practical examples and case studies, each chapter ends with highlighted key points, followed by reflections on practice to aid discussion and reflection on own practice. Including a new chapter on the curriculum, this text explores all aspects of the approach including: The geographical, historical, social and cultural influences that have shaped the philosophy and pedagogy of the early years setting in Denmark. The people and theories that have influenced and supported the practices of using the outdoors with children. An analysis of the learning environments, their risks and challenges and what a learning environment is made up of. The Danish early years curriculum; the areas of learning and the way pedagogues facilitate the learning processes. Parental, political and research perspectives on the approach and the sustainability of its future. Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice, and outlines the national appraisals and evaluations of the curriculum. Providing students and practitioners with key information about a major pedagogical influence on early years practice, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers and setting managers.

Outdoor Play for 1 3 Year Olds

Author: Isabel Hopwood-Stephens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676904
Format: PDF, ePub
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We are all mindful of the increasing news coverage of outdoor play and its benefits, but how can you go beyond the sandpit and hopscotch to create a magical and creative experience for the children in your care? This book provides all the encouragement you will need to set up and run an outdoor toddler group. It provides a step-by-step guide to selecting an appropriate site, resourcing the outside area, devising age-appropriate activities, planning activities and the legal requirements involved. Including an overview of the developmental milestones of babies and toddlers, it shows you how you can meet their specific needs. Features include: An activity bank full of games, suggestions for crafts, Forest School activities and songs and stories Practical advice on risk assessment and health and safety Guidance on working with parents and carers Adaptable planning templates With a strong emphasis on providing fun learning activities throughout the year, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to provide high quality outdoor experiences for the youngest children in their care.

Forest School for All

Author: Sara Knight
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 0857020722
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helps demonstrate how to run Forest School sessions with a wide range of different age groups and in many different settings.