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What types of seating can you use for outdoor learning & what are their benefits?

Outdoor learning is one of the most fun and engaging things you can do with children. They benefit so much from the fresh air, from letting off a bit of...
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The benefits of sensory play for children with special educational needs

Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash Sensory play is important for the cognitive development of all children but it’s especially vital for children with autism and other special educational needs...
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Six great outdoor learning activities for children

Are you looking for some inspirational outdoor learning activities for your little ones? Then look no further. Here are six fun, educational ideas for inspiring a love of the outdoors,...
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Landscape design for child-friendly gardens

Outdoor play is fundamental to the social development of every child and the garden is a unique and special place that offers a retreat into the natural world. Designing a...
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10 gardening gifts for children | Landscapes 4 Learning

Ten Christmas gift ideas for young gardeners Photo by Filip Urban on Unsplash Outdoor play is a precious and vital part of every child’s development. Providing children with opportunities to...
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Five creative fairy garden landscaping ideas

Fairy gardens enchant and delight children – and adults – of all ages, providing an escape from the stresses of everyday life and encouraging imaginative play. We all know that...
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Why every school and nursery should have an outdoor classroom

The rise in popularity of forest schools over the years is a fantastic sign that educators all over the country are recognising the value of an outdoor learning experience. For...
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How to build a den!

Children young and old (and even adults too!) love nothing more than to build a den. It is perhaps because this basic need for shelter is buried so deep within...
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The four childhood developmental ‘domains’

The way in which children grow, learn and develop is unique to each child, and it’s also really fascinating! Watching them change at every level is wonderful, as you witness...
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What are gross motor skills and why are they important?

When we consider children’s development, we often talk about refining their fine motor skills. This helps children learn how to perform fiddly jobs such as drawing and colouring, and playing...