Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years : Management and Innovation

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Offering a complete guide to creating effective outdoor environments this book covers every aspect of outdoor learning and fully explains the importance of outdoor play to children's development. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and features new chapters on inclusion and the under threes and extra material on developing children's communication, literacy and mathematic skills, gender and working with parents. Including links to the revised EYFS, discussion questions, practical examples to bring the theory to life and a multitude of ideas and activities for working outdoors, this is the definitive textbook on outdoor learning for all early years students and practitioners.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 10 Tables, black and white; 45 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138840521
  • 9781138840522

Table of contents


Section 1: Putting the outside into perspective

1. The benefits of outdoor learning

2. Historical and international context

3. The environment for teaching and learning

Section 2: Making it work

4. The guiding principles for outdoor teaching and learning

5. Child development and learning experiences

6. Children using the outdoor environment

7. Outdoor learning and the under threes

8. Creating an inclusive outdoor environment

9. The role of the adult

Section 3: Making changes

10. Developing outdoor provision

Contacts and resources

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