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Last September the Loose Parts Play Toolkit was published. This week’s news is that Play Wales have adapted this document for use in Wales and the result is fantastic. Whatever country you live in, I would strongly recommend having a look for the following reasons… [..read more..]

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Messy Maths is now out of my head and on paper!

  • If you want a copy asap, then you need to buy directly from Crown House Publishing. You can also get digital copies here. However, it is the sort of book that works better as a paper copy because of all the beautiful photos. These are mainly the work of Jane Hewitt who is a photographer, blogger and author. Her photos make the book, so I am grateful for all her support and enthusiasm for Messy Maths.
  • If you can wait until the end of July, then most UK online book shops will stock it, such as Hive, Waterstones and Amazon.
  • If you live in another country then you will need to wait until the end of August. The Book Depository offers free delivery world-wide and Amazon will probably stock it in most of the countries in which they operate. Angus & Robertson Bookworld are stocking it in Australia too.

To help you decide if the book is worth buying, I hope the following Q&A’s will help… [..read more..]

10+ inspirational mirror placements in outdoor spaces

25 June 2017
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Reflecting on reflections 🙂

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Garden Labels of Love

20 June 2017
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Show us your signs…

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Rain chains

14 June 2017
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Simple, sustainable, practical sculpture

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Bug Off: The Game of Outdoor Warfare

12 June 2017
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14yr old designs outdoor game

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Garlic Mustard Pesto

8 June 2017
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Simple recipe from a common weed

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Inverurie Rocks

30 May 2017
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Self-generated public art

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The Stripy Sticks – A Subitising Challenge

13 May 2017
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Zebra maths 🙂

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Count Down to Outdoor Classroom Day – Win a Cosy Resource Each Day

10 May 2017
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Win resources every day up to Outdoor Classroom Day

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May is a Busy Month – Online Courses Happening!

3 May 2017
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Accessible worldwide!

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Fear Less: Hope More

1 May 2017
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Moving mindsets.

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Environmental Services – Support for Schools

24 April 2017
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Local council support

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Outdoor Maths on Facebook

17 April 2017
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Join the conversation!

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The Science of a Splat

8 April 2017
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Lashes and splashes of water

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Fairies – A Risk Benefit Assessment

1 April 2017
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Essential for anyone with a fairy garden

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The Woodland Project – Please Vote

27 March 2017

One vote, big difference

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In the beginning… starting from scratch to develop your outdoor space

18 March 2017
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Changing hearts, minds and practice

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10+ Useful Fiction Books to Support Nature Play and Transition

18 February 2017
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Love books, love nature play…

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Outdoor Nurseries, Forest and Nature Kindergartens in Scotland

13 February 2017
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A list of Scottish pre-school establishments

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Developing your School Grounds – Useful Books

13 February 2017
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Developing your school grounds or outdoor space is one of the most satisfying ways of increasing the amount of learning and play happening outdoors. To kickstart the process, it is a good idea to seek professional advice and do some reading on the subject. This blog post is all about the books which can help […]

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Give your old tarp a mathematical makeover

21 January 2017
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Best resource of 2016

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Pokémon Go – 7 Game-changing Approaches to Learning Outside

15 January 2017
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Developing a love of local wildlife

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A Recycled Xmas Tree

8 January 2017
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New life to the old tree

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A Christmas Light Walk

1 December 2016
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The magic of Christmas begins

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The Soapwort Experiment

27 October 2016
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Natural soap – a “handy” thing!

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St Andrew’s Day – 10 Outdoor Celebrations

22 October 2016
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Celebrate Scotland’s National Day – Outside!

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Masking Tape Shape Explorations

15 October 2016
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An arty approach to investigating shape

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Book Review: Vitamin N

10 October 2016
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Dip in, dip out, lots of practical suggestions

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Outdoor Weaving Inspiration

8 September 2016
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Lots of ideas – enjoy!

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Forming Letters Outdoors

30 August 2016
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How to make handwriting fun

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Frew Park Arena Playground, Brisbane – Urban Awesomeness!

24 August 2016
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No loose parts but high affordance design makes up for this!

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10 Ideas for Exploring Clouds

7 August 2016
Cloud Making

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.”

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10 Outdoor Tips for Starting Teaching

1 August 2016
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What you need when starting out-side

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