26 Explore More About Outdoor Play and Nature
Interested in learning more about children’s play outdoors? Explore one of the following resources to expand your thinking about this type of play.
- Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There is One for You! by Kay Albrecht, Halcyon Reese-Learned, & Sharon Young (~1.5 hours)
In this webinar, Albrecht, Reese-Learned, and Young share how teachers can support nature-based play as well as talk with families about potential risks associated with outdoor play. In addition, they will share specific activities for children and how these experiences benefit children’s learning and development.
- Improving Children’s Health through Play: Exploring Issues and Recommendations by Alliance for Childhood & the US Play Coalition (~20 minute read)
In this article, you will learn more about the benefits of play to children’s well-being. This article highlights research focused on health concerns such as obesity, anxiety, and weak bone development in children.
- The Importance of Outdoor Play with Marianna Brussoni (~19 minutes)
In this episode from the podcast Rediscovering Play, Brussoni describes why outdoor play is important for children and how her family navigated playing outdoors during the recent pandemic.