Re-connecting with Nature: Outdoor Learning in the Early Years (Ref: A125)
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Being outside playing and exploring, gives children the opportunity to be creative, extend their imagination, enrich their language, build their confidence and self-esteem and experience a feeling of freedom. It also helps them to understand, enjoy and appreciate the natural environment, which in turn will encourage them to look after it as a child and as an adult.
This new Alliance publication, Re-connecting with Nature, considers extensive research which shows that being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s life chances and the growing evidence that children’s contact and involvement with nature affects not only their general well-being but also their long-term health and life pathways.
Ideas for fun activities, which practitioners and parents can undertake together with children, are provided throughout by Alliance practitioners who run their own outdoor learning and Forest School sessions. The inspirational outdoor Forest School learning programme is a main focus of the publication, explaining the process and benefits of developing a Forest School and how they can be successfully created, even in urban areas or in a small patch of unused land.
£9.55 for Alliance members
£12.95 for non-members
As Re-connecting with Nature demonstrates, children love to be outside, exploring and finding out about the natural world. The Alliance First and Foremost publication, Playing and Learning Outdoors (A003) also celebrates how children enjoy the invigorating experience of being able to play robustly and imaginatively in the outdoors, never ceasing to marvel and wonder at what they see, touch and hear.