Play is important work! In this course, you will be provided with many suggestions to create or improve on your outdoor play environment.
The common goal of all these suggestions is to create a safe environment that supports healthy development and imaginative and creative play. Your role in this outdoor classroom is not to "teach a lesson" at every play break, but to encourage, facilitate, and observe. If you build it, they will learn!
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how outdoor play supports child development and meaningful learning
- Evaluate and maintain the safety of your outdoor play area
- List outdoor equipment and activities that promote child health and development and design your own sample outdoor play space