Tag Archives: outdoor play

Build a 3D poem

This is a ‘hands-on’ idea to ‘put a poem together’ – literally!  Wonderful for seasons and festival times too. Creating a 3D poem is a fun, and simple experience  to enjoy with young children. They love looking for signs of … Continue reading

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New ideas for Road Safety Week role play (November 22nd-28th)

Children love road safety role play.  Here are a few new ideas. Hold my hand Talk about how children must always hold a grown-up’s hand when walking along the pavement, stopping at the kerb, and crossing the road. Give individual … Continue reading

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In your night time garden

For a quite magical treat, read your child’s bedtime story to them in your garden. On top of your child’s pyjamas, add as much outdoor clothing and footwear as necessary, according to the weather.  To add to the excitement you … Continue reading

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Nature deficit disorder

most children nowadays are not allowed to play outside unsupervised is having profound consequences not only for children’s physical health, but for their mental wellbeing too. Continue reading

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