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    DescriptionDo you want to create exciting outdoor experiences for children? Are you looking for guidance on how to incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into your planning? This book will give you the confidence to offer the children in your setting adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, as well as ways to utilise natural resources to their best advantage. There is clear, practical advice on what you need to do, which is underpinned by the theory that supports the benefits of this approach. Examples from settings are included, to illustrate best practice and to show how things can be achieved. Issues considered include: - being outside in 'bad' weather - the importance of risk-taking - the benefits of rough and tumble play - observing and assessing children in this mode - how these experiences improve children's learning - explaining activities to parents, colleagues and managers - ensuring health and safety requirements are met - the role of the adult in facilitating these experiences. Suitable for all students and practitioners working with young children from Birth to 8 , this book will not only give you ideas for outdoor play but also help you understand exactly what you are doing, why it is educationally sound and developmentally important for children, and where it connects with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, the Foundation Phase (FP) in Wales and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years.


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    Title
    Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play
    Subtitle
    Learning from Forest Schools
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Knight
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849206303
    ISBN 10: 1849206309
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNLA, JNT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 372.21
    BISAC V2.8: EDU023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU033000, EDU003000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 372.1384
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: LB1047 .K575 2011
    Thema V1.0: JNT, JNLA
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    06 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sara Knight is the course group leader for work-centred learning in the Department of Education at Anglia Ruskin University. As such, she oversees the undergraduate degrees awarded to all sectors of the Children's Workforce. A former nursery teacher in main stream and special education, she contributed to the development Forest School as an early years intervention across the UK. She has published several papers and three text books on this subject, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, Europe and Canada.
    Review quote
    'the book has considerable strengths as a resource for Early Years practitioners, and the staff of a setting could well use it to support the systematic development of their outdoor provision, discussing and using the activities and points for practice incorporated into each chapter' - Valerie Huggins, Early Years 'Chapter 8 of this book is one of the most sensible pieces of writing I have read on risk assessment. Very well balanced, clear and concise advice when weighing up the benefits of learning with risk factors involved...The practical advice in this excellent book is underpinned by the latest theory that supports its use, and is further backed by real-life examples. With a further book on Forest Schools in the pipeline, the author is leading by example in the drive to get children and practitioners outdoors, enjoying the many benefits that nature brings' - Early Years Educator 'I cannot imagine an author more qualified to write about outdoor play in the early years...a clearly-written, well-structured book that is full of useful suggestions for activities, implications for practice, and sources for further reading. It is recommended in particular to practicing early years educators who would like to - as the back cover implores us -"incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into their planning"' -Educational Review This is a clearly-written, well-structured book that is full of useful suggestions for activities, implications for practice, and sources for further reading. -- Simon Beames Educational Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Why Adventure, Why Risk? Earth Water Air Fire Seasonal Changes Heuristic Play Natural Creativity Risk and Danger Conclusion: The Role of the Adult Appendix 1: Useful Resources Appendix 2: Curriculum Links