When you think about outdoor learning experiences for children, it is often associated with a variety of physical activities and interactions with nature. The limited mobility and independence of infants and toddlers have made it challenging for educators to physically engaged these young children outside on a regular basis. However, bringing outdoor learning experiences to infants and toddlers does not always have to be time-consuming or logistically challenging!
Educators have good reason to bring more nature elements inside the classroom and incorporate it with play, learning and with various features of a classroom. This course will invite you to relook at some of the current outdoor learning practices in preschool, and explore ways to create these learning experiences within the classroom by bringing a little bit of nature to the young explorers.