Children are not designed to sit still, they are naturally curious risk takers, and this is how they ultimately learn key problem-solving skills. 

Outdoor Play EYFS


Pushing boundaries, experimenting and exploring outdoors can help a child’s balance, co-ordination and self-esteem. By allowing the child to learn at their own pace and in their own comfort zone also engages the child for longer as they are neither overwhelmed or bored. It can also help build confidence and independence. 

Being exposed to risk and situations where problem solving skills need to be applied, fears can be processed and actualised and are prevented from becoming phobias.

This form of independent, hands on learning is achievable in almost every setting. We hold a wide range of resources to support outdoor play. Find out more here.


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