In this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe how outdoor play benefits children’s development.
- Examine the relationship among outdoor play, self-regulation and executive functioning skills.
- Explain how Canada’s Position Statement on Active Play and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child guide early learning programming.
- Explain the role and types of strategies that early learning teachers may use to promote outdoor play that supports children’s health, wellness and development.
- Describe why outdoor play is the hallmark for children’s development.
- Internet Connection
- Speakers with Volume “ON”
- Strategy 1: Role model opportunities for children to engage in outdoor play in all types of weather.
- Strategy 2: Continue to examine how the materials in the outdoor environment contribute to children’s health and wellness.
- Strategy 3: Share knowledge about the importance of outdoor play with parents and colleagues.
- Strategy 4: Offer children support as they learn about self-regulation
- Strategy 5: Ensure outdoor environments are inclusive for all children