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Often I am asked about resources for outdoor literacy. Thus it seemed to make good sense to put these into a blog post for anyone to access. It would be helpful, if you know of others, to get in touch so that the list is kept up-to-date.

Please note – this blog post is for information and awareness-raising so that you know what is out there to support your outdoor literacy work. It is not a recommended reading list or set of resources. Use your professional judgement to decide whether a resource is fit for purpose.

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For the past three years I’ve been experimenting with useful pocket-sized maths resources. Things have come in and gone out again, as I’ve refined, tested and adapted what works. What I’ve been aiming for is a small set of resources which enable me to support children spontaneously with their learning. I also want the resources to be at good value pocket-money prices or free. This is what I currently have in my wee pocket maths bag…. [..read more..]

Significant Scottish Outdoor Learning and Play Documents

2 January 2018
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All you need, all in one blog post

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25+ Outdoor Maths Books, Packs, Downloads and Videos

27 December 2017
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Check out the list 🙂

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Should Children Wear High Visibility Vests?

19 December 2017
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High time we looked at the pros and cons

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Santa and his Elf ‘n’ Safety

16 December 2017
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Red tape, red suit, red-faced

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Simon Nicholson and The Theory of Loose Parts – 1 Million Thanks

8 December 2017
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The man who changed the play world

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2D Shape Art with Leaves

3 December 2017
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Check out the CZ leaf maths

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6 ideas for using syringes in a mathematical way outside

21 November 2017
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Real, relevant and fun for children

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Stick Pic Problems

16 November 2017
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A problem solving display

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Open Courses 2018

7 November 2017
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Seize the moment! Book a place!

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15+ Christmas Outdoor Activities for Early Years and Primary

1 November 2017
Star Stick

How to enjoy an outdoor festive time

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Leaf roses

28 October 2017
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Fold, roll and wrap your leaves today

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The Joy of a Pocket-sized Cotton Ten Frame

21 October 2017
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The ultimate go-anywhere ten frame resource

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Crianlarich Primary – Maths Trailblazers

15 October 2017
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3 hours of maths fun in the rain

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Westpark – An Evolution Not a Revolution

11 October 2017
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Re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle & re-make your space.

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Outdoor Thunks – Made to Make Your Brain Go “Ooh”, “Ah” and “Ouch!”

3 October 2017
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Thunk. Think. Every Click.

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Tyres in School Grounds

1 October 2017
Tyres

Updated post – new research, painting, etc.

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AHDS Creative STAR Outdoor Learning Award

25 September 2017
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Win a training day

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Tree Baskets

23 September 2017
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Don’t just plant a tree, care for one too! 

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Nature Pyramid Patterns

15 September 2017
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Same or different? Rules rule!

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Lauko darželis – The First Lithuanian Outdoor Kindergarten

2 September 2017
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The first of its kind in the country

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Sandpits Outside – Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

10 August 2017
Sandpits

Examining some of the issues of sand and sandpits.

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Back to School? 10 Reasons to Get Outside the First Week Back

8 August 2017
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Simple ideas, minimal planning

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Googly Eyes – Exploring Magnetism Outside

3 August 2017
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Everything has eyes… they are watching you

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The Highway Farm Sandpit

28 July 2017
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Not just a patch of sand… oh no…

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The Loose Parts Play Toolkit – UPDATE

19 July 2017
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Check out the Welsh version!

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Messy Maths is Published

16 July 2017
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Slam dunk! High Fives!

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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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