It Not "Just Recess" Anymore!

Teachers often heave a sigh of relief when they take their students out to recess. Finally! The children can burn off the pent up energy they had been accruing for the past few hours indoors. But what if we change our outlook on outdoor play time? What if we create an outdoor environment that offered all of the learning opportunities that one would typically find indoors? What if children could run out to a well-planned play yard to find experiences in math, science, nature, dramatic play, water, building and construction, sensory activities, physical development, art and music? What if they play yard developed critical thinking, discovery, problem solving, and cooperative skills? The result would be that we wouldn't have "just recess" anymore. We would have The Outdoor Classroom!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Outdoor Ideas from Across the Globe

This is a blog hop that I came across on Child Central Station. Click the link to more of her fabulous blog hops. The code is at the bottom if you'd like to post it onto your own site.

Please add your own wonderful ideas for exploring the outdoors with children! The only rule: Your link should be family friendly and related to Outdoor Play with children.


  1. LOVE these blog hops! Thanks to Let the Children Play and Child Central Station for introducing!

  2. There is a Nice Blog Award waiting for you at my blog. You can find it here:
    all the best, Vera

  3. Wow! This must have taken you AGES to compile but what a great choice and spread. Thanks for including "I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!" - you picked one of my favourite posts of 2011.

  4. I wish I could take credit! Since this is a blog hop, everyone can add their own wonderful ideas! It is the perfect way to share the best of the best!