The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) program helps to increase opportunities for child-directed outdoor play throughout the school day.
I don’t remember why or where we got the barrel, but for my kids, it’s been the best play prompt. It encourages their creativity and movement.
As we all navigate COVID-19, active, outdoor play is exactly what our kids need. Here are some tips to help them get outside, get creative, and get messy.
I often find that my kids stay entertained longer when they engage in self-directed, open-ended play using loose parts from around our home.
For many children in early-years programs, learning happens at play centres, themed play areas with a specific focus.
The Vivo Play Project gives kids the opportunity to let loose, play freely, and get dirty.
Editor’s note: This post was updated Nov. 5, 2019. Physical education (PE) and gym class are often used as synonyms. It’s an easy mistake to make because, stereotypically, many PE classes are all about playing sports in the gym. But the truth is the gymnasium is only one of the many locations used to teach … Continued