We have spent most of our summer enjoying the beach and just being outside. It makes me think about how lucky we all are to have such natural beauty surround us everyday. That is why I knew that sharing a few inspiring outdoor play spaces and tips would be perfect. I hope you are a fan of natural living and learning as much as we are because there is always something new to discover in nature.
Amazing Outdoor Play Spaces & Why They Are So Important
Maria Montessori and other well known educators knew that a child’s outdoor play space and safe exploration in nature are truly important. Whether you love everything about Montessori, Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Reggio, or Unschooling you all have a deep common bond. NATURE!
Discovering, Exploring, and Playing in Nature
How to create outdoor play spaces for children that encourage unstructured play is a great post from My Nearest and Dearest.
I’m loving Small Potatoes ideas for An Educator’s Guide to Creating Learning Spaces in Small Places.
These Inspiring outdoor playscapes from Teach Preschool are amazing!
Racheous shares their creative outdoor play space set up for an inspiring artist.
The ultimate handmade hideaway from The Handmade Home.
Childhood 101 shares a really cool pirates hide-away adventure.
Rhythms of Play shares this easy DIY outdoor chalkboard. What a fabulous idea.
Happy Hooligans added large Logs and Stumps for a natural outdoor play space
Our idea of Natural Learning Inside and outside.
Exploration and discovery of natural objects for our Spring Nature Table.
One of the things that Maria Montessori talked about is having a prepared environment inside and outside. Whether that means a small fenced in yard or amazing kids outdoor play spaces. That is totally up to you. It was wonderful watching the A Day in the Life video from the Early Childhood Development course. Seeing all of the children and observing them in nature is definitely a favorite of mine. So what did you think about all of the absolutely amazing outdoor ideas we shared with you? Doesn’t it make you want to spend more time outside?
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