Calling parents and carers – STEM Strategy Learner, Parent and Carer Surveys
Education Scotland are looking for learners (P6 to S6) and parents and carers to help shape the next stage of Scotland’s STEM Education and Training Strategy. Please complete this short survey and share with parents and carers. Surveys close 1 July.
Parental perceptions about Forest School toddler groups in the UK – survey
Sara Knight and Loughborough University are looking for survey volunteers for a study into parents' perceptions around Forest School toddler groups and why they might choose Forest School. Please take this very quick survey to further our understanding.
How to increase your kids’ outdoor time
This article (26 January 2022) shared by the Children and Nature Network describes how it can be hard to make time for regular outdoor play even though the benefits of outdoor play for children are well understood by most adults. The author offers tips for shifting that mindset. She argues [...]
Early years outdoors and protecting the environment
The Care Inspectorate have retweeted how outdoor nursery experiences help children understand how to protect and improve their environments (20 October 2021). This includes an inspiring YouTube video on outdoor ELC for parents.
Creating positive outdoor experiences on parental attitudes outdoors
This EIS Action Research Grant project focused on exploring parental ideas on accessing local outdoor space, in a class of Primary 3 pupils. Barriers that parents/ carers identify when it comes to accessing the local outdoors were explored. The report explores whether the pupils’ positive outdoor experiences have the potential [...]
This article in The Guardian (16 August 2021) explores the benefits of “free-range parenting”, providing children with more freedom to play outdoors, in the context of our increasingly risk-averse society.