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Poster showing the benefits of playing outside! | Wilder Child

Create a piece of art that celebrates, encourages, and visualizes by making a Nature Play poster. You can get a fee nature play printable.

What Are Loose Parts - Bring Back Children’s Play

Let Kids Be Kids: Using Adventure and Nature to Bring Back Children’s Play

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE.& love loose parts. I love playing with loose parts and sharing loose parts with other educators. My hope is when adults mess about with loose parts that there will be&

Kids who play outside...

Take you kids outside! no surprise really as they are allowed to develop at their own pace and find stuff out by themselves and develop a genuine interest in natural objects.

Printable play poster...

When children play outside, we need to understand that they are actually learning. They observe, plan and nurture, giving play a scientific touch. Play is really the best work of childhood. Getting dirty benefits thier heart, skin and immune system.

Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

I was not aware that there were so many different types of play! We know how important play therapy is as a CLS. This is helpful chart of different types of play and examples to go along with it. Play Therapy - the healing path with children

{natural clay tree sculptures} What a great way to make a nature collection into a piece of art.

Clay sculptures at the Just So festival

A fantastic outdoor art idea that makes great use of loose parts found in a forest: clay faces on tree trunks! Links to lots of outdoor and craft ideas :)

Why play is important. Information sheet for parents.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

This article states information that explains why play is important in early learning. Allowing kids to learning develop in there own way.

80 Outdoor Play Ideas Inforgraphics The Ultimate Pinterest Party, Week 46

80 Outdoor Play Ideas infographics for the kids. Great free ideas for the children to do when they get bored.