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Outdoor Play

  1. Minibeasts - Learning through Play

    Minibeasts - Learning through Play

    Enjoying an interest in minibeasts and learning through play, whether in a setting or at home, is a great way to embrace hands-on, practical learning in a playful way. What’s great is that to hunt for minibeasts, we need to be outside so not only are we enjoying this focus but getting fresh air at the same time. This means...
  2. 25 Ideas for Outdoor Spring Activities

    25 Ideas for Outdoor Spring Activities

    Spring has sprung, the sun is warm and the days are longer. Spend more time outdoors; learning through play with these ideas for outdoor spring activities. Go on a bug hunt Grab a net, magnifying glass and a little bucket or bug viewer and off you go! Look under leaves, branches, in little nook and crannys. Lift logs and stones...
  3. The Magic of Den Building...

    The Magic of Den Building...

    Constructing a den can be a magical learning experience as well as being a lot of fun.  It's one of those activities where the process is just as much fun as the end product!  Our role as educators is to facilitate the play by providing suitable resources and spaces for den building.  Children also need responsive, tuned in adults to...
  4. Creating a Culture and Ethos Around Outdoor Play

    Creating a Culture and Ethos Around Outdoor Play

    In these COVID times, the power of outdoor play is becoming even more widely recognised.  Settings are spending more and more time outdoors, with some becoming fully outdoors based.  Not only does being outdoors reduce the risk of COVID transmitting, but it’s also an empowering space to play in it’s own right.  However, outdoor play is not merely a matter...
  5. Linking Books to Play

    Linking Books to Play

    With an increased focus on communication and language in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), settings and schools need to consider their provision.  Leaders will now be thinking about their current provision and whether adjustments need to be made to ensure children are given an abundance of opportunities to talk, share stories, extend their vocabulary, engage in imaginative role...
  6. Outdoor Play in Winter - a Season of Possibilities

    Outdoor Play in Winter - a Season of Possibilities

    It might be cold, damp and grey but the outdoors in winter can be an inspiring place to play and learn.  Winter offers us new experiences which are in stark contrast to spring, summer and autumn.  The change of season enables us as educators to empower children to be adventurous, explore and discover and ignite their innate drive to be...
  7. 210 tray play ideas with the Cosy Mini Deep Tuff Spot Tray

    210 tray play ideas with the Cosy Mini Deep Tuff Spot Tray

    The mini deep tuff spot tray was designed because you told us that you wanted a smaller, deeper tray. This tray fits through doors easily so can be moved indoors and outdoors without much trouble. It is also deeper to hold more water or sand. The circular tray is ideal for all the usual tray play from messy tray play...
  8. Childhood - Is Play Time Limited?

    Childhood - Is Play Time Limited?

    Is play time limited? The COVID-19 pandemic and the implications for children’s learning, play and wellbeing has led us to think about childhood and whether play is time limited. At what age do children stop playing? Or do we always play? Perhaps because we understand the benefits of play, we do all we can to facilitate it at home, in settings...
  9. How to make your own basic mud kitchen

    How to make your own basic mud kitchen

    From mixing and pouring, to measuring and baking, inspire children to get creative with a mud kitchen. Mud Kitchens are expensive, but with a bit of imagination you can create your own using old wooden pallets, plastic milk crates or wooden fruit crates with a wooden plank for a top or an old wooden table. Children will love creating, mixing...

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