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3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom

3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom 0

The health, educational and developmental benefits of open-air learning have been prompting early years classrooms to move outdoors for a number of years.  And now the need for outdoor learning spaces is pressing more than ever as a preventative health measure in the midst of a pandemic.  But many schools are challenged by a lack of naturalized spaces and instead are surrounded by an abundance of paved playground and parking space.

We look at  three quick and flexible ways to gain softened outdoor classroom space without resorting to jackhammers or bulldozers.

Learning Outside the School in a COVID World

Learning Outside the School in a COVID World 0

Across Canada child care centres are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a world reshaped by COVID-19.  In this second of a series of blog posts we’ll look at outdoor learning for a safer education environment in a pandemic context.
Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space

Bring Indoors Out and Outdoors In, to Upgrade Your Space 1

This Upgrade Your Space article is focusing on items that bring the outdoors in or the indoors out:  Outlast blocks and a Mud Kitchen.  Their extra versatility really reduces your Cost per Use and increases the value of your upgrade.
Happy International Mud Day!

Happy International Mud Day! 0

International Mud Day! Get outside, get dirty and play and learn.