With the Loose Parts Play resource now updated, here’s a reminder of Play Types from Play Scotland.
This blog post from The Conservation (4th June 2019), asks why outdoor learning isn’t used more in schools when it is shown to have has huge benefits for children and teachers? Links are provided to research evidence.
This article in The Guardian (25th June 2019) explores a new book which argues that some UK schools have jumped on the bandwagon of the popular Scandinavian idea, and the benefits of a ‘full fat’ versus ‘lite’ Forest school programme.
Inspiring Scotland has produced an updated 2019 2nd edition of Loose Parts Play, written by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson. New features include a section on monitoring and evaluating the impact of loose parts play provision.
Essential reading for families, carers, Early Learning and Childcare providers and policy makers, as this World Health Organisation 2019 summary report provides guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep, for children under 5 years of age.