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Playing outdoors in the early years

Author: Ros Garrick
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Considering the rationale for outdoor play as a key feature of the curriculum for young children, this title offers advice, suggestions and examples of practice in planning for learning and teaching through outdoor play, presenting details of organizations that can support outdoor play provision.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ros Garrick
ISBN: 9781847065476 1847065473
OCLC Number: 310959941
Description: xi, 132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Rationale for Outdoor Play in Early Childhood Education and Care; Children's voices; Can you remember?; What are the children's views?; Changing landscapes; Children's health; An environment for learning; Gender issues; Chapter 2: The Place of the Garden in the Historical Development of Early Childhood Education; Froebel; Margaret McMillan; Susan Isaacs; The historical tradition of play; Chapter 3: Perspectives on Young Children and Outdoor Play; Psychological perspectives; Geographic perspectives: wild places; Sociological perspectives: children's peer cultures; Sociological perspectives: young children's participation; post modern perspectives; Chapter 4: Outdoor Play Decisions; Programme structure; Unpredictable weather; Messy play; Gender; Inclusion; Health and safety; Chapter 5: Planning an Outdoor Curriculum for Early Years Education and Care; Curriculum frameworks; The observation and planning cycle; Chapter 6: Outdoor Learning in Early Years Curricula Internationally; The Villetta pre-school in Reggio Emilia; Forest Schools in Norway; Growing Schools in England; Chapter 7: Sources of Advice, Guidance and Support; References.
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