Talking Early Years – podcasts
Listen to this series of TTS Talking Early Years podcasts, exploring themes such as Forest school, sustainability, climate and outdoor learning.
20+ Christmas Outdoor Experiences for Early Years and Primary
Creative STAR Learning shares a few outdoor learning and play suggestions (6 November 2022) – simple but great fun and great learning!
Using tools with early years outdoors – Hedgehog Activity
Develop young children’s skills with simple tools and woodwork. Muddy Faces share this hedgehog activity.
U.S. cities’ collaboration aims to give all children access to nature
This Child in the City article (18 October 2022) shares the news that more cities have joined a national peer network of 32 other U.S. cities committed to increasing access to nature for all children, irrespective of their ability, race or family income. Read more to find out more about [...]
The Families’ Access to Nature Project: Research
This research report is shared by the Forest School Association (19/08/2022). The Families’ Access to Nature Project was undertaken by the Froebel Trust and Early Education between October 2021 and January 2022. Children, their parents, and their early years educators talked about their access to nature and being outside together. [...]
Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood
This Special Issue “Outdoor Play and Learning for Health, Wellbeing, and Development in Early Childhood” is in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). It seeks papers describing outdoor play and learning interventions and initiatives designed to promote the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioural development of [...]
A review of Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Children’s Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development
Nature-based early childhood education and children's social, emotional and cognitive development: A mixed methods systematic review has been published 13 May 2022 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. It has been shared by Shared by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The [...]
Developing numeracy skills outdoors in the early years
Check out this great wee video shared on Twitter by Midlothian Outdoor ELC Team (@MidEYLCOL). It shows how ‘The River Tyne provides ample opportunity for our children to develop numeracy skills by measuring its depth at various points using non-standard measurement tools’.