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New York tries to think outside the sandbox New York Times: Dianne Cardwell PDF icon New York tries to think outside the sandbox
Not Just Fresh Air And Exercise Play Australia

 

The Children’s Services Regulations in Victoria changed in 2009 to include that ‘the outdoor space that is provided at a children’s service includes features that enable each child to explore and experience the natural environment’ and further ‘that outdoor spaces include a range of different natural features such as sand, soil, grass, a variety of different plantings and trees…. allowing children to touch and interact with the natural environment in their everyday play’. Further information about these requirements is available from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Play Australia has developed and produced this film, “Not Just Fresh Air and Exercise” with the assistance of the DEECD and the Warrawong Professional Learning Grants, to inspire and support staff employed in early years services in Victoria to create and/or improve outdoor nature play spaces.

Watch the film here which runs for a little under 20 minutes and download the materials below which support the film's key message. Further information about these requirements is available from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

 

Not Just Fresh Air and Exercise! Play Australia

http://www.playaustralia.org.au/not-just-fresh-air-and-exercise

Out and About in Penrith Zoë Sofoulis | Helen Armstrong | Michael Bounds | Abby Lopes & Tara Andrews PDF icon Out and About in Penrith Final Report, Helen Armstrong
Outcomes for Children: The Role of Professional Playworkers Skills Active PDF icon Outcomes for Children - The Role of Play Workers
Outdoor Experiences for Young Children Mary s Rivkin ERIC Digest PDF icon Outdoor experiences for young children (EC & schools).pdf
Outdoor Play by Kerry Rogers Play Australia PDF icon Outdoor Play by Kerry Rogers
Outdoor Play Guide for Victorian Children's Services Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, VIC PDF icon Out Door Play Guide
Outdoor Play Linked to Kids Mental Health Author Unknown PDF icon Outdoor Play and Mental Health
Outdoor Play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits? Helen Little Shirly Wyver PDF icon Outdoor Play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits?

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