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outdoor play

gardening benefits for children 30/08/2018

Gardening Benefits & Activities for Children

Spending Time Outdoors Benefits Children’s Health & Well-Being Encouraging children to put down the smartphone and spend time outside can seem like a daunting task. At present, children on average only spend 16 minutes a day outside, and less than 24% of kids meet the daily recommended levels of physical activity. Spending time outside can significantly impact children’s health and well-being. After doing outdoor physical activity, children are 28x more likely to eat healthier foods. They’ll also feel more relaxed, get a workout – whether it’s their upper arms from... Read More

outdoor learning experience 19/07/2018

Outdoor Learning Benefits for Early Years

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. Anne will also be delivering two EYR Workshops on the 15th July 2019 ‘Sensory Play and the Early Years‘ followed by ‘Schemas Planning for Play‘ >> Learn More What can children learn and experience outdoors? Children can learn and experience many things in the outdoor environment and being outdoors helps them to establish a healthy and active lifestyle. It offers children opportunities to use their bodies physically by engaging in activity with freedom of movement. This will... Read More

04/07/2018
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Outdoor Activities for Physical Development in Early Years

Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It is crucial to promote physical activity in early years to try and prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. There are so many different physical activities to enhance physical development in early years and outdoor play is one of the most effective ways of doing so! The great outdoors is the place where children are most likely to engage in physical activity and is an excellent environment for young children to explore and challenge their emerging physical skills and movements. A healthy... Read More

outdoor playground benefits 28/06/2018

How Outdoor Play Benefits Children

Are you making the most of your school’s playground area? With the continuing rise of technology, it is even more important to balance indoor play with outdoor play. Nowadays, children are spending one quarter as long playing outside as their parents did just one generation ago! Outdoor play introduces children to a new learning environment and increases exercise. With growing childhood obesity rates, anything that we can do to inspire children to enjoy time outdoors is to be encouraged. Most schools do have playgrounds, but not all schools are making... Read More

outdoor childminding setting 26/06/2018
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Maximising Your Outdoor Learning Space

This article has been written by OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ Childminders, Chloe Webster & Bridgit Brown, from Pebbles Childcare. As a home-based childcare provision, we are not blessed with significant amounts of space, and similarly, a large sum of money to put into buying a range of outdoor resources that larger settings benefit from. However, we believe and are huge advocates of utilising the space we have and using a diverse range of equipment and resources in order to meet the learning and development needs of the children in our care. We... Read More

sand and water play activities 08/06/2018
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Top 10 Sand & Water Play Activities

Bring the seaside to you with our top 10 sensational sand and water play activity ideas! There’s no better time to get outside and enjoy some superb sand and water play than when the sun is shining down in the summer! Children naturally love to explore and investigate – and sand and water play is a great way of inspiring the children’s curiosity and keeping them engaged. Not only does sand and water play provide children with endless hours of digging and splashing fun, but it also enhances the children’s learning... Read More

18/04/2018
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Outdoor Play Essentials List for Childminders

Time to get outside! Do you have a dedicated outdoor space for children in your childcare setting? There is no set way of creating an outdoor childminding area – but it is important to provide plenty of opportunities for children to be outside, with a variety of outdoor resources that will enhance a child’s development and learning in all the key areas. So we have created a list of essential outdoor play supplies for childminders to make sure that you cover all the key development areas! How enhanced is your... Read More

Tandem Trike 21/03/2012

Trike Trials

A  local school’s Nursery and Reception classes have been trialling the Italtrike Pilot Tandem Trike and Italtrike Pilot Large Trike. Both were a huge hit with children and adults. The staff and parents were really impressed with the innovative, looped handle bars and seat backs, which they thought were a great safety feature, and the solid, robust build, which should withstand the elements and high volume use. The children thought both trikes were great and long queues formed to have a go. The two seater tandem trike was especially popular, it... Read More