Outdoor Play in the Early Years

A Listmania! list by Juliet Robertson "Creative STAR" (Inverurie, Scotland, UK)
 
Every Nursery Needs a Garden: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Using a Garden with Young Children (David Fulton Books)
1.  Every Nursery Needs a Garden: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Using a Garden with Young Children (David Fulton Books) by Ann Watts
The list author says:
  "A helpful and practical book that considers the role of gardening and wildlife in the context of play provision."
£17.99   Used & New from: £11.47
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Creating a Space to Grow: The Process of Developing your Outdoor Learning Environment
2.  Creating a Space to Grow: The Process of Developing your Outdoor Learning Environment by Gail Ryder Richardson
The list author says:
  "This book guides schools and early years settings through the process of changing and developing an outdoor environment. Lots of inspirational photos, practical suggestions and ideas. A super book."
Used & New from: £12.53
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Playing Outdoors in the Early Years (Classmates)
3.  Playing Outdoors in the Early Years (Classmates) by Ros Garrick
The list author says:
  "A really useful overview of outdoor play research.  Buy this if you are a student or studying for an early education qualification."
Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Little Book of Outdoor Play: Little Books with Big Ideas (Little Books)
4.  The Little Book of Outdoor Play: Little Books with Big Ideas (Little Books) by Sally Featherstone
The list author says:
  "Lots of practical ideas in all curriculum areas.  Useful for all early years settings."
Used & New from: £3.80
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Little Book of Outside in All Weathers: Little Books with Big Ideas (Little Books)
5.  The Little Book of Outside in All Weathers: Little Books with Big Ideas (Little Books) by Sally Featherstone
The list author says:
  "All year round activities to do outdoors.  Great ideas and no excuses to stay indoors if the weather isn't great."
£8.29   Used & New from: £3.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Exercising Muscles and Minds
6.  Exercising Muscles and Minds by Marjorie Ouvry
The list author says:
  "Whilst this book has been superceded by more recent publications it is a classic in its own right.  A useful addition to any early years setting or student."
£14.00   Used & New from: £4.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Being, Playing and Learning Outdoors: Making Provision for High Quality Experiences in the Outdoor Environment (Nursery World / Routledge Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners)
7.  Being, Playing and Learning Outdoors: Making Provision for High Quality Experiences in the Outdoor Environment (Nursery World / Routledge Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners) by Jan White
The list author says:
  "A surprisingly useful addition to any early years setting wishing to develop the quantity and quality of outdoor play. A good all-in-one guide."
Used & New from: £6.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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You Can Create an Outdoor Classroom
8.  You Can Create an Outdoor Classroom by Rosaleen Joyce
The list author says:
  "This format makes a refreshing change to other early years books on outdoor play.  The thinking points are great aids for reflecting upon one's practice.  Buy this book."
Used & New from: £4.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Outdoor Learning in the Early Years: Management and Innovation
9.  Outdoor Learning in the Early Years: Management and Innovation by Helen Bilton
The list author says:
  "Latest, up-dated edition. A much quoted book and arguably a classic!"
£20.69   Used & New from: £16.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Starting with Choice: Inclusive Strategies for Consulting Young Children
10.  Starting with Choice: Inclusive Strategies for Consulting Young Children by Mary Dickins
The list author says:
  "Short, sweet and never again will you make the assumption that children are too young or lack the communication skills required.  Great for changing attitudes."
£4.95   Used & New from: £1.16

The Outdoor Classroom: A Place to Learn: 0
11.  The Outdoor Classroom: A Place to Learn: 0 by Hilary Harriman
The list author says:
  "This book, more than many others, puts outdoor play clearly into the context of the Foundation Stages curriculum. Stunning photos, beautifully presented."
£12.79   Used & New from: £4.42
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

BEAM Outdoor Maths Bundle: Maths Outdoors: 2
12.  BEAM Outdoor Maths Bundle: Maths Outdoors: 2 by Carole Skinner
The list author says:
  "This is THE most comprehensive book about early years outdoor maths. Good for an in-depth focus but expensive for the casual buyer."
£34.99   Used & New from: £17.73

First Hand Experience: What Matters to Children an Alphabet of Learning from the Real World
13.  First Hand Experience: What Matters to Children an Alphabet of Learning from the Real World by Diane Rich
The list author says:
  "Really useful book. An A-Z of ideas based on themes with super questions and vocabulary provided. Based upon providing first hand experiences for children,"
Used & New from: £24.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments
14.  Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments by Ruth Wilson
The list author says:
  "An American book that looks at outdoor play provision. It's good but is not about nature kindergarten or forest schools. More theory than practical activities."
Used & New from: £9.00

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Environments for Outdoor Play: A Practical Guide to Making Space for Children
15.  Environments for Outdoor Play: A Practical Guide to Making Space for Children by Theresa Casey
The list author says:
  "A super practical book aimed at the play sector as much as schools. Well written and informative."
£22.49   Used & New from: £16.51

Inclusive Play: Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight
16.  Inclusive Play: Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight by Theresa Casey
The list author says:
  "I'm rapidly becoming a fan of Theresa Casey. This is a rare find that gives due thought to the impact of our environment on inclusive practice."
£22.49   Used & New from: £14.44
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Play in the EYFS: Outdoor Play
17.  Play in the EYFS: Outdoor Play by Sue Durant
The list author says:
  "I haven't got a copy of this book yet, so can't comment,  but thought you might like to know of its existence."
Used & New from: £12.02
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Learning Outdoors: Improving the Quality of Young Children's Play Outdoors
18.  Learning Outdoors: Improving the Quality of Young Children's Play Outdoors by Helen Bilton
The list author says:
  "Lots of advice and ideas for developing learning outdoors.  An attractive, accessible book. Buy it if you wish to improve outdoor play provision in your early years setting."
£25.00   Used & New from: £9.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Juliet Robertson "Creative STAR" (Inverurie, Scotland, UK)
Qualifications: Outdoor Learning Consultant and Trainer
Last updated: 30/05/2011
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