Advocates for Early Childhood Education
The inaugural issue of Play Outdoors Magazine…Exploring Outdoor Experiences in the Early Years was successfully launched in March of 2021. This publication is devoted to bringing articles, inspiration and creative ideas to those who play a key role in shaping the first five years of a child's life! Nature play, water play and outdoor fun greatly impact early childhood education and the health of our children. It is so important that we recognize the significance of outdoor play on child development and encourage families to spend more time outside!
CALLING ALL YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS!
We are looking for young photographers who would like to share photos they have taken during their outdoor play experiences. Some of the contributed photos will appear in our fall and winter issues. If you are interested in submitting a photo, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and contact info.
Why now? Why would anyone produce an outdoor play magazine during a pandemic?
Is childhood learning constricted to indoors? Rachel Cowper challenges this assumption.
Discover activity ideas like gardening, and learn how they develop children's skills.
Understanding how a natural environment works and the circle of life nurtures a child's budding consciousness.
What are Adventure Playgrounds and are they underutilized? How do they compare to average playgrounds?
What are children learning from loose parts play?
We firmly believe that early childhood education is strengthened from engaging nature play, outdoor play and water play.