Nature is the perfect classroom. It provides endless opportunities for children to learn about the real world in meaningful ways. There are also a wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits from learning in the outdoors; from reduced stress and anxiety, to increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!
This collection of six lessons allows Early Learning educators to reap the benefits of outdoor learning. Each lesson is mapped to the outcomes of the EYLF and contains all the tools required for educators to feel fully prepared when taking their children outside whilst embedding sustainability into daily practice.
These lessons and activities provide educators with the resources to: explore nature, develop play-based learning, and establish sensory learning opportunities. They include suggested evaluations to assist educators in the ongoing assessment process.
All lessons are differentiated for age groups 0 to 2 years and 3 to 5 years.
The free-to-access activities below cover:
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