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Weaving is an art form which lends itself remarkably well to an outdoor context. The opportunity to weave using natural materials, or on a bigger scale to indoors is exciting. There is freedom and space to behold! Big impromptu weaving moments are usually group affairs where children end up working together in the knowledge that something special is happening.  [..read more..]

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Letter formation is an element of learning to write that works surprisingly well outside. A child’s ability to form letters is strongly linked to their overall development in combination with an interest in and desire to write.

If we introduce formal writing when children are too young or not developmentally ready then we run the risk of creating unnecessary handwriting difficulties. A good blog post to find out more is this one from Sian Eckersley – a paediatric occupational therapist.  [..read more..]

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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Messy Maths is on its way!

6 August 2016
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My next book

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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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100 Maths Sessions Outside

6 July 2016
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Well done Andrea!

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Wooden Cable Drums – Developing Physical and Literacy Skills Outside

29 June 2016
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One repurposed resource which withstands a lot of wear and tear is the cable reel or drum that is used to store electrical wires. They are very flexible pieces of outdoor “furniture” which are worth seeking out in your local area. With sanding and painting, they can end up looking rather smart. Certainly a quick […]

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An Urban Mapping Art Project

25 June 2016
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Beach ball art work

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DIY Structures in a Swedish Outdoor Nursery

22 June 2016
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What would you build for a children’s nursery outside?

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Milk Crates

14 June 2016
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Many “crate” ideas (boom-tish)!

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Empty Classroom Day – Get motivated to get outside

11 June 2016
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Friday 17th June 2016

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Outdoor Learning & Play News

7 June 2016
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Check out the monthly round up!

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Shells – 10 ideas

4 June 2016
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To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination

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Well Dressing in Derbyshire – A Nature Art Custom

1 June 2016
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A village custom and a perfect outdoor art idea

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Rainbow Potions

23 May 2016
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Experiments never fail

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A Naturalised Outdoor Space for Babies

16 May 2016
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A lovely example from Australia.

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10 Maths Challenges that use Cones

12 May 2016
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What would you do with a cone?

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Dandelion Play – 10 Ideas

8 May 2016
Dandelions

Recipes, games, challenges galore!

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15 Minibeast Outdoor Maths Challenges

5 May 2016
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Lots of beastly ideas for different ages

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Stick Insect Symmetry

1 May 2016
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Maths-made insects based on word play.

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8 Easy Minibeast Habitats Young Children Can Make

28 April 2016
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Giving little creatures a home!

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Slide Mountain – Where Geology Meets Play

2 April 2016
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A must visit for kids in Madrid

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A Night at the Movies

26 March 2016

The “must-watch” outdoor movies

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Cramond Primary School: A Play Landscape

19 March 2016
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An embankment of play possibilities

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Congratulations Middleton Park Primary School

15 March 2016
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Outdoor learning = attainment & enrichment

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A Magical Maths Moment

1 March 2016
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How one thing led to another

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The Sand Dog Sculpture – Update on Fake Claims

26 February 2016
Sand Dog

What would you create with a bag of sand?

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What Makes a Brilliant Mud Kitchen?

24 February 2016
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A mud kitchen PhD thesis – no kidding

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Human Silhouette Murals

19 February 2016
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Shadow make murals

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Valentine’s Day: Love Your Grounds & Green Your Heart

9 February 2016
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Find out children’s thoughts about their playspaces

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A Red Rose Hunt for Valentine’s Day

3 February 2016
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A love-ly idea

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Must a triangle always have straight sides?

31 January 2016
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A geometric investigation

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Sobel’s Nature Design Principles in Action

25 January 2016
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Time to observe your children at play

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Leaf Fraction Walls

20 January 2016
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Take an idea and adapt it.

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The Bird Blog Collection

16 January 2016
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Useful for any bird project.

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