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Take early education outdoors – even in winter

By Tim Bradbury posted 11-11-2021 10:56


The beginning of winter brings with it cold, dark and damp mornings and evenings. Probably the last thing a lot of teachers feel like doing is being on outdoor play duty, let alone spending a considerable part of the day outside.

However, if you teach in the early years, you will no doubt understand that most children don’t quite share an adult’s distaste of freezing, murky weather. And as facilitators of their learning, we should be actively encouraging their outdoor play for a variety of reasons.

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