HELP Expo Mini Series: Promoting outdoor play in schools and communities
11:30am – 1:00pm
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), Online webinar series
Outdoor play promotes children’s healthy social and physical development, emotional wellbeing, self-confidence, risk management and provides opportunities for being physically active. However, free outdoor play in childhood has declined across past generations and been widely displaced by structured activities that take place indoors and tend to be sedentary. Concerns about risks involved in outdoor play have led many families to believe that children are safest indoors.
Child care settings and schools can play a critical role in (re)-connecting children to the outdoors and to offer opportunities for outdoor play and outdoor learning for all children in society. Learn the latest research and information, including a new online educational tool to help early childhood educators learn about the importance of outdoor play for children in their centres’ and provided strategies for implementation.
This online webinar series is for early childhood educators and school professionals.