·This is a collection of ideas for outdoor learning spaces and outdoor learning activities; articles on learning outdoors by educators of young children, and…
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Open-ended, play-based learning in the Preschool Classroom
Providing ample time for unstructured and open-ended activities allows children to explore and develop at their own pace. As a result, they build confidence in their abilities, become comfortable with making mistakes and trying things multiple times, and feel accomplished in the work that they’ve done. Read the full article here
The Mud Center: Recapturing Childhood
Read how participants in a staff meeting at a lab school got inspired to introduce mud play as a learning opportunity for children ages three to eight. They describe their journey from planning to realization, with children helping to collect natural materials to use in a DIY mud kitchen which staff envisioned and created themselves.
Marvelous Mud: Exploring the Benefits of Mud Play
Scientists have now confirmed something that children have always instinctively known; playing in mud is a great experience! It can make children healthier, help them learn, and connect them to nature and to each other. Read more about mud play and mud activities for young children here.