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  • Outdoor Learning in the Early Years by Helen Bilton
    Outdoor Learning in the Early Years (English, Paperback) Helen Bilton

    A guide to create effective outdoor environments for young children's learning. It covers various aspects of working outdoors in the early years, and explains the importance of outdoor play to children's development. It shows how to: manage and set up the outdoor area, allow children to take managed risks, and make sense of work and play.

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  • Lifelong Kindergarten by Mitchel Resnick
    Lifelong Kindergarten (English, Hardback) Mitchel Resnick

    In today's kindergartens, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. Here, learning expert Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. 5 7/16 x 8.

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  • 100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Outdoor Play by Julie Mountain
    100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Outdoor Play (English, Paperback) Julie Mountain

    Children benefit hugely from regular, frequent and progressive outdoor play, and it should therefore be an integral part of their early education. This brand new addition to the 100 ideas series offers early years practitioners easy-to-implement outdoor play activities and practical advice on managing and evaluating your provision....

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  • Learning Outside the Classroom by Simon Beames
    Learning Outside the Classroom (English, Paperback) Simon Beames, Pete Higgins

    Learning Outside the Classroom outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils. This is the first textbook based around the curriculum for prospective and practising primary and...

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  • Playing Outdoors: Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge by Helen Tovey
    Playing Outdoors: Spaces and Places, Risk and Challenge (English, Paperback) Helen Tovey

    This book makes an important contribution to current debates on risk, safety and challenge in outdoor environments for young children. It brings together research from a range of different disciplines, as well as illustrative examples of children's play and talk outdoors.

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  • Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education by Tony Jeffs
    Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education (English, Paperback) Tony Jeffs

    This book seeks to bring together the two disciplines of informal and outdoor education, and challenges readers to think differently about outdoor and adventure education. It develops core ideas and thinking about informal education within outdoor settings, and explores how its principles and practice can enhance outdoor education....

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  • The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor,and Sensory G Ames:using Every Child's Natural Love of Play to Enhance Key Skills and Promote Inclusion by Barbara Sher
    The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor,and Sensory G Ames:using Every Child's Natural Love of Play to Enhance Key Skills and Promote Inclusion (English, Paperback) Barbara Sher

    Fun easy games for parents and teachers to play with kids of all ages Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educators as a vital component in brain development, academic success and learning social skills.

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  • Good Practice in Playwork by Paul Bonel
    Good Practice in Playwork (English, Paperback) Paul Bonel, Jennie Lindon

    Approved by SPRITO, this text is fully revised throughout to reflect the latest thinking and practice, and is based upon the National Occupational Standards.

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  • Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education by Alan Ewert
    Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education (English, Paperback) Alan Ewert, Curt Davidson

    Outdoor adventure activities are becoming an increasingly popular part of physical education programs. The physical risks of these activities are often foremost in the minds of both instructors and participants, yet it is managing group behavior which can prove to be the most difficult. This is the first book for students and practitioners to address this essential aspect of outdoor adventure...

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  • Educating Outside by Helen Porter
    Educating Outside (Paperback) Helen Porter

    Although the benefits of learning outside are well documented, outdoor activities often decline as children progress through their education. There are many reasons for this: lack of time in the curriculum, lack of training, lack of teacher confidence, or simply lack of inspiration. Educating Outside contains a bank of outdoor learning ideas that can be used to enhance and enrich your classes'...

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  • Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes by Michael Follett
    Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes (English, Paperback) Michael Follett

    Helping schools to develop a long-term playtime strategy, this book shows how schools can overcome barriers to excellent play for child development and wellbeing. With proven examples that are workable within schools' playtime budgets, the strategies show how to tackle and improve upon common issues including behaviour, staffing and facilities.

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  • The Little Book of Woodland Challenges by Rebecca Aburrow
    The Little Book of Woodland Challenges (Paperback) Rebecca Aburrow

    There are endless benefits to taking outdoor learning to a natural or woodland setting. The Little Book of Woodland Challenges can be used in collaboration with Forest School, or as a stand alone book of activities that can take place outdoors in woodland or forest settings. Each activity provides alternative ideas if your setting does not have a woodland space. This book provides a wide range of...

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  • I Love Forest School by Martin Pace
    I Love Forest School (English, Paperback) Martin Pace

    This is not a treatise to get children into the outdoors - that is acknowledged as read. This is a book which considers the following:...

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  • A-Z of Learning Outside the Classroom by Russell Grigg
    A-Z of Learning Outside the Classroom (Paperback) Russell Grigg, Helen Lewis

    Learning outside the classroom has been high on the political agenda for several years now, but recent Ofsted reports indicate that this can be confined to termly or yearly trips, as an 'extra'. This book provides a convincing and readable promotion of regular outdoor learning. It draws on relevant research to reinforce that working in `real' environments benefits children's all-round development...

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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Nature by Kate Bass
    50 Fantastic Ideas for Exploring Nature (Paperback) Kate Bass, Jane Vella

    Using natural resources has long been part of the Montessori and Steiner philosophies and some mainstream early years provisions were already starting to emulate this practice. The recent popularity of Forest Schools demonstrates how practitioners recognise the benefits of offering children open-ended activities using natural resources. Not all settings are fortunate enough to have access to a...

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  • Forest School and Autism by Michael James
    Forest School and Autism (English, Paperback) Michael James

    A practical guide to delivering Forest School methods to people with autism - both children and adults - with advice on how to adapt activities to make them more inclusive. Includes tips on how to set up a Forest School, safety issues and how to gather resources.

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  • Reflective Playwork by Jacky Kilvington
    Reflective Playwork (English, Paperback) Jacky Kilvington, Ali Wood

    Presents an introduction to playwork values, principles and practice for those who work with children. This book recognizes that all have a need for play, and seeks to encourage the provision of time and space for all children to freely enjoy its benefits. It is suitable for playworkers and those who work with children.

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  • 3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun by Clare Beswick
    3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun (English, Paperback) Clare Beswick

    Featuring activities that promote social and emotional growth, imaginative play, listening & communication skills, this resource provides parents, teachers, and others with ideas to get children moving and learning.

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  • Playing with Fire by Mike Fairclough
    Playing with Fire (Paperback) Mike Fairclough

    Mike Fairclough, renowned headmaster at West Rise Junior School, TES Primary School of the Year, demonstrates how teachers and leaders can cultivate a culture of risk-taking and danger within their students - and themselves.

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  • A Pedagogy of Place by Brian Wattchow
    A Pedagogy of Place (English, Paperback) Brian Wattchow, Mike Brown

    This timely book offers an alternative vision for outdoor education practice. A Pedagogy of Place calls into question some of the underlying assumptions and 'truths' about outdoor education, putting forward alternatives to current practice that are responsive to local conditions and cultural traditions. In this renewal of outdoor education philosophy and practice, the emphasis is upon responding...

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