Category Archives: Outdoor Play

Welcome Spring: A Robin’s Nest Inquiry

“When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.” ~ E.O. Wilson Robins are a common sight in my neighbourhood. I confess that they have never captured my attention the way that the … Continue reading

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Six Splendid Stories about Snowmen

“I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snows I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the whole world seemed … Continue reading

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Outdoor Education: A Frontline Perspective on Implementing a Forest School Program

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~ Thomas Berry As we prepare for children’s return to school in the fall, there is much concern – from children, … Continue reading

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Notes on Noticing: My Nature Journaling Journey

“Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher.” ~  William Wordsworth As I write this post, I am sitting on my deck, trying to focus on my surroundings and to use my senses to relate in some … Continue reading

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Creative Learning with Loose Parts

“Loose parts enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play.” ~ Daly and Beloglovsky, Loose Parts, 2015 Recently I attended a workshop on loose parts.  I’ve watched … Continue reading

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Risky Play: My Playground Adventure in Denmark

“All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient, and confident.” ~ David Suzuki 2018 has provided numerous opportunities for me to learn about Adventure Playgrounds and risky play.  I attended an OPAL symposium with a keynote presentation by Michael … Continue reading

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