The Importance Of Outdoor Unstructured Free Play

Early Years & Kindergarten

Summary

The Importance of Outdoor Unstructured Free Play for early years and kindergarten.

Trainers

Jill Bienenstock

Jill Bienenstock

RECE - Director of Education

The Importance Of Outdoor Unstructured Free Play

Early Years & Kindergarten

The Importance Of Outdoor Unstructured Free Play

About The Workshop

This session will focus on the importance and benefits of outdoor unstructured free play.  We will explore why it’s essential to child development and how it supports the foundational skills for learning.  We will showcase outdoor environments where child led play is fostered and creativity, problem-solving, self regulation, and motor skills flourish.  Streamline your loose parts and tools that can be used outdoors in all types of weather.  Simplify your programming and create child led and inclusive experiences where all learning styles and personalities shine through.  

Handouts will be emailed following the webinar.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the developmental benefits of outdoor, child led, unstructured play.
  • Learning how to set up your playground to provide a variety of outdoor unstructured free play.
  • Understanding what loose parts and tools needed to support child led play outdoors.

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