Open Discussion Forum

  • 1.  Outdoor play & social-emotional development

    Posted 13 days ago
    Any thoughts/research on the importance of outdoor play and connections to social-emotional development in IT or PREK?

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    Alison Rutter
    Associate Professor
    East Stroudsburg University
    [East Stroudsburg] [PA]
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  • 2.  RE: Outdoor play & social-emotional development

    Posted 13 days ago
    Meant to include all physical play, not just outdoor play!

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    Alison Rutter
    Associate Professor
    East Stroudsburg University
    [East Stroudsburg] [PA]
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  • 3.  RE: Outdoor play & social-emotional development

    Posted 12 days ago
    Julie Ernst at the University of Florida has done some small-scale studies on this topic. As an introduction to her work, I wrote a short blog post: https://www.oraeyc.org/single-post/nature-preschools-impact-on-young-children-s-learning-the-research

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    Nicole Fravel
    Owner
    wildwood nature school
    Portland OR
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  • 4.  RE: Outdoor play & social-emotional development

    Posted 5 days ago
    Here are a few. I teach a workshop on Learning Through Positive Risk which features a large component on physical activity.

    Carlson, F. M. (2011). Big body play: Why boisterous, vigorous, and very physical play is essential to children's development and learning. Nation Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Sahlberg, P., and Doyle, W. (2019). Let the children play: How more play will save our schools and help children thrive. Oxford University Press.

    Ramsletter, C, Murray, R and Garner, A. (2010). The Crucial Role of Recess in School. Journal of School Health.

    New, R. S., Mardell, B., and Robinson, D. (2005). Early childhood education as risky business: Going beyond what's "safe" to discovering what's possible. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 7(2).

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    Christina Roseli M.Ed
    Quality Care Coach
    Ventura, CA
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