Jan White Natural Play

Natural Play, Natural Growth, in the Early Years

Playing and Learning Outdoors


There is now a growing appreciation of the importance and value of learning through play outdoors.

In a world where it is perceived that children can no longer ‘play out’ freely and safely Playing and Learning Outdoors shows early years practitioners how to pay more attention to making the most of the outdoors for the enjoyment, health and education of children from three to five years.

This book will allow practitioners to develop rich and stimulating outdoor play provision in Early Years settings and enable you to feel confident to offer wonderful play experiences outdoors.

Playing and Learning Outdoors offers practitioners achievable advice and support, based on approaches which are appropriate and effective for young children’s all-round well-being and development. The book includes practical advice on:

  • movement and physical play
  • playing with sand, natural materials and water
  • plants, living things and growing
  • construction, creative and imaginative play.

Filled with advice and support, this lively, inspiring and accessible book will help practitioners to develop a truly practical and enjoyable approach to learning through play outdoors.

‘Playing and Learning Outdoors offers early years practitioners realistic advice and guidance on developing effective practice when working with young children outdoors … [It] is well structured, easily read and very fairly priced. The book deserves its place in Nursery World’s series of essential guides for early years practitioners.’ – Early Years Update

‘White aptly describes the world of learning through play outdoors for children. The book covers a variety of modes of play, from water play to creative play to movement.’ – CHOICE, September 2008, Vol. 46 No. 01

‘An excellent reference on good practice that its readers will turn to again and again… implementing suggestions in this book could enhance both the joy of childhood and the emotional, social, physical and cognitive development of children’ – American Journal of Play

Available for purchase at Muddy Faces Ltd – http://muddyfaces.co.uk/white-playing-learning-outdoors-p-750.html


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