Play Iceland 2015 has been an amazing experience, but to do it justice, I have decided to break up the trip into categories for my blog posts. Firstly I want to discuss the whole experience, which will hopefully give an overview of everything and encourage more like-minded people to come together and share practice. I … Continue reading Play Iceland 2015 Experience
In one weeks time I will be beginning my journey to Iceland to take part in Play Iceland, which is a week-long educational trip to share practice learn new ideas and create lasting friendships with like-minded people within childcare. I’m ready to go with all my warm clothes…….(I’m hoping it’ll be freezing!!) I have a … Continue reading Hopes and expectations for Play Iceland 2015
Well the Summer holidays are offically over. We made sure to plan as many outdoor activites as possible during our holiday club! We had some lovely trips to local parks and heritage sites. My absolute favourite was Traquair Hourse and Grounds, the sun was shinning and there was plenty to keep us occupied. The maze … Continue reading Busy Summer full of #outdoorplay………….
So it’s the first week of the long Summer holidays……………..what can we do to entertain children?? Use this blog to find a few ideas for good weather days and those all important rainy days! Obviously if its great weather the children will want to be out as much as possible! So here are some … Continue reading #outdoorplay activities to keep children entertained over Summer.
Throughout my experience of #outdoorplay I have come across a few books which have been key to developing my practice and understanding. Some of them have been directed at the adult and others directed at the child. All of the following books have given me inspiration to try new things and to trust children more. … Continue reading Top #outdoorplay books
Sometimes it can be difficult to decide on #outdoorplay activities which will inspire and excite young minds, here are my favourite activities which are always likely to interest our children. #1 Water play Water play is such a great activity whether it’s from a tap or out a bucket. Children will be able to explore … Continue reading 5 #outdoorplay ideas……
Why I love outdoor play….. Outdoor play fascinates me! I love that children can explore the outdoors in a completely different way from indoors. Outside space is constantly changing and engaging children. I feel there is more scope for learning in woods or gardens than in a classroom. Outdoor play allows children to develop language … Continue reading Why I Love #OutdoorPlay