Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!
Outdoor toilets – what to do…
Today there are more than 1000 Forest Kindergartens in Germany. They enjoy great popularity and their waiting lists are long.
The Kate Greenaway Nursery has been on my “must visit” list.
The play potential is vast with tree stumps.
Child-friendly playspaces are there to be celebrated.
Give children the opportunity to experience a little wilderness.
A photo tour of an outdoor nursery in Sweden.
When we lose our sense of place, we lose our feelings for place.
Best described as an urban environmental education centre.
It’s about allowing children to make connections and learn through play and being in nature.
It is interesting to see what the indoor space can look like.
Making music outdoors with different materials.
A German model of forest school is being given serious consideration by environmental organisations.
Outdoor spaces in a Czech nursery school.
Felting stones is a really simple activity to do outside.
Children spend 80% of their time outside, all year round – in ALL weathers!
A simple activity for learning about measuring using…sticks!
There are many multisensory activities which can help children recognise letters.
Nets are a forgotten resource that have tremendous value in education and play settings.
Beautiful stones in every nook and cranny!
Capturing the ethos and values of this city nursery.
Cowgate Under 5’s Centre celebrates their Investing in Children award.
Creating interesting challenges and possible lines of development in the schemas for outdoor activities.
Laminated leaves are quite different to the growing plants in the garden.
Children’s words can be used to create forms and patterns.
Masking tape makes me realise why learning through play is what it’s really all about.
My love affair with masking tape is an exception to this self-imposed rule.
Blue tarps and wind makes for an interesting play session.
Guttering seems to aid natural cooperation.
If you have a blue tarp, how do you use yours?
Removing one of the barriers to learning outdoors.
This is the entrance to the magical, yet very real, world of Cowgate Under 5’s Centre.
Bags of bags for carrying all and sundry.
This is one of the best pre-school outdoor blogs I have seen.
Supportive, understanding and committed adults play a vital role.
Use digital technology for learning outdoors with these ideas.
Using a walkodile may make a difference.
Snow provides fantastic learning opportunities.
Local council support
Join the conversation!
Lashes and splashes of water
Essential for anyone with a fairy garden
One vote, big difference
Changing hearts, minds and practice
Palettes = Play. Hooray!
Va va voom. Va va Velcro!
Love books, love nature play…
A list of Scottish pre-school establishments