Our latest issue for
Fall 2023 is now available!

VOLUME 4, Issue 3, FALL 2023

Unlocking the Magic of Outdoor Play

Fostering Children's Learning with the Weather

Taking Classroom Teaching Outside in Urban Schools

It's All About Relationships: Learning from Indigenous Perspectives on Land-based Learning

Other articles featured in this issue


All-Day Outdoor Play

Exploring Autumn's Delights

Celebrate Language in the Fall

The Warming Hut: AKA The Club House

Frost Flower: Icy Discovery

Extending the Classroom Beyond the Walls

Magnifying Glasses: Unleashing Wonder 


And other FUN CONTENT:


Fun Fall Reading

Fun Facts About Fall Winds

Fun Facts About Frost


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I always experience joy when I receive my copy of Play Outdoors. It is fresh, and has depth. I love the contributing writers’ expertise, and information, but most of all their passion for children’s experiences in nature. It is a seasonal delight!

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[The Play Outdoors magazine] is really beautiful with so many interesting articles. Don’t think me silly but I got emotional as I held it in my hand to read. It is such a treasure. You do so much wonderful work.

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I like the variety of voices:  academics, scholars, community members, educators; each voice has a unique offering, and each speaks passionately about outdoor play. I also appreciate the tangible ideas of how to bring more outdoor play to our unique contexts, no matter the

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The Play Outdoors Magazine: Exploring Outdoor Experiences in the Early Years was launched in March 2021.

The publication is devoted to sharing articles and ideas about the importance of outdoor play in the lives of children, from a variety of perspectives and writers.

Children who have exposure to nature and unique outdoor play experiences across the seasons have opportunities to connect with nature and thrive in their development in many ways.

This magazine is intended to be a resource for adults who influence children’s experiences, play, and learning.