Nature Play and the Value of the Outdoors
Outdoor play is more than just running, jumping and riding bikes. Outdoor play has benefits of children connecting with nature as the natural environment plays a part in stimulating the child’s senses and develops creativity, problem solving and physical development. Nature is not just looking at trees and plants it is the opportunity to explore different environments in their everyday play by watching trees grow, watering gardens, playing with sand, rocks, leaves and twigs.
QUALITY AREA – Physical Environment (QA3)
Playing outdoors grows resilience, self-confidence, initiative, creativity and more. It encourages the joy of movement; it nurtures wild imaginations, experimentation, friendships, social connections and behaviour.
This workshop explores what is nature play and the opportunities for learning that children can experience from the outdoors. What are the influences on children who experience play in environments that are built upon natural materials, open ended opportunities, wide open spaces and involve exposure to risk in play.
In Service Workshop:
This workshop is available in your service or at your workplace.
Price: $750.00 + GST for up to 15 participants (additional $50.00 + GST per participant) for 2 hour workshop.