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Providing open ended play materials in outdoor play is cost effective & allows children the opportunity to direct their own play. Find out how to get started simply & what to use - bonus printable factsheet available. Outdoor Learning Spaces, Kids Outdoor Play, Outdoor Play Areas, Outdoor Activities For Kids, Outdoor Fun, Outdoor Education, Childcare Activities, Outdoor Games, Summer Activities

How to use open ended play materials & loose parts outdoors.

Providing open ended play materials is cost effective & allows children the opportunity to direct their own play. Find out how to get started & what to use!

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What does an Early Childhood Educational Leader do ?

Find out what the role of educational leader in early childhood services really means, how to lead and begin taking action with free planning checklists.

Learning Sensory Activities with sunflowers for children- from growing to painting! See more at Mummy Musings and Mayhem Nature Activities, Montessori Activities, Spring Activities, Science Activities, Activities For Kids, Family Day Care, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Classroom

Sunflowers: A Journey Through Sustainability & Creativity. - The Empowered Educator

The weather has been glorious here lately and I have been doing lots of work in the garden and vegetable patch with the twins and also the family day care kids. There is nothing better than seeing the joy on a child’s face when they pick something from the garden that they have helped to plant […]

Looking for a fun alternative to sight word flashcards? Make these easy letter stones and get outside for a little play based learning instead! Learning Sight Words, Sight Word Flashcards, Play Based Learning, Phonemic Awareness, Word Play, Early Education, Eyfs, Fun At Work, Outdoor Play

Learning Sight Words Outdoors with Stones

Looking for a fun alternative to sight word flashcards? Make these easy letter stones and get outside for a little play based learning instead!

Kid's project: Attract geckos and skinks to your garden by creating a habitat with the food and shelter they need. Lizard Habitat, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Mason Bees, Corner Garden, Exotic Fish, Projects For Kids, Outdoor Gardens, Backyard, Gardens

How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!

Kid's project: Attract geckos and skinks to your garden by creating a habitat with the food and shelter they need. Lizard Habitat, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Mason Bees, Corner Garden, Exotic Fish, Projects For Kids, Outdoor Gardens, Backyard, Gardens

How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!

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We’re going on a Goopy Bear Hunt…..Fine Motor Sensory Fun! - The Empowered Educator

My girls and the family day care children are absolutely obsessed with the story and song “We’re going on a bear hunt” lately. They are also showing a lot of interest in the concepts of big and small, counting to 10 and grouping colours. So when my new barrel of coloured teddy bear counters arrived in the […]

Nature Based Play doesn't need to be difficult! Explore these easy play ideas using natural materials shared by a passionate nature play FDC educator. Play Based Learning, Learning Spaces, Early Learning, Family Day Care, Teaching Kindergarten, Preschool, School Play, Forest School, What Is Need

How to Introduce Nature Based Play for Early Learning

Nature Based Play doesn't need to be difficult! Explore these easy play ideas using natural materials shared by a passionate nature play FDC educator.

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How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!

8 easy ideas to introduce play based learning activities into children's outdoor play using wooden cookies, nature and simple DIY resources. Fantastic ideas here for early childhood teachers, educators and homeschool! Indoor Activities For Kids, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Primary Teaching, Outdoor Classroom, Play Based Learning, Forest School, Easy Diy, Simple Diy

How to incorporate wooden resources into outdoor play

8 easy ideas to introduce play based learning activities into children's outdoor play using wooden cookies, nature and simple DIY resources.

The toddler twosome have been naming colours excitedly everywhere we go lately so I am trying to encourage this new love with some different games. Color Activities, Physical Activities, Sorting Colors, Different Games, Toddler Play, Baby Education, Numeracy, Gross Motor, New Love

Colour Run & Sort for Toddlers - The Empowered Educator

The toddler twosome have been naming colours excitedly everywhere we go lately so I am trying to encourage this new love with some different games. Because of the endless rain we keep having…and the red mud we have everywhere at the moment (yes even I have my limit of messy joy!) we have been doing […]

Providing open ended play materials in outdoor play is cost effective & allows children the opportunity to direct their own play. Find out how to get started simply & what to use - bonus printable factsheet available. Kids Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Outdoor Play, Outside Games, Craft Activities For Kids, Outdoor Activities, What To Use, Outdoor Classroom, Forest School

How to use open ended play materials & loose parts outdoors.

Providing open ended play materials is cost effective & allows children the opportunity to direct their own play. Find out how to get started & what to use!

Use these easy tips, strategies and activity ideas to create more opportunities for dramatic play in the outdoor learning environment. Helpful information for both early childhood educators and parents! Kindergarten Math, Preschool, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Dramatic Play Centers, Play Centre, Play Based Learning, Elementary Science, Education English, Learning Environments

How to create opportunities for dramatic play outside.

Use these easy tips, strategies and activity ideas to create more opportunities for dramatic play in the outdoor learning environment.

Early Childhood Education - How to encourage outdoor learning by attracting living things in outdoor play environments. Be inspired with these projects & play ideas for early years educators, teachers and homeschool. Early Learning, Fun Learning, Preschool Activities, Outdoor Activities, Summer Activities, Outdoor Learning Spaces, Family Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Education

How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!

A bee bath is easy to make and care for in your home garden and its a nice touch to set out for your pollinating guests. After all without those busy workers in the garden you wouldnt have as many beautiful blooms or fresh vegetables and fruit to harvest. Garden Crafts, Diy Garden Decor, Garden Projects, Permaculture, Water For Bees, Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Gardening Supplies, Diy Bird Bath

How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!

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How to encourage outdoor learning with living things. Projects & Play!

Encourage outdoor learning with living things using these simple project and play ideas for educators, teachers and parents!