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Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors

Paperback, 12/06/2014, £18.99
One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do just that.

Essential Guide to Successful School Trips: Practical Skills for Teachers

Paperback, 27/05/2010, £16.99
Whether you are taking a group of reception children to a local museum or organising a week's residential trip for sixth formers, this text provides a complete guide, from the planning stage through to post-trip evaluation.

Outdoor Play:Play in the EYFS

Paperback, 30/09/2009, £14.99

Messy Maths: A playful, outdoor approach for early years

Paperback, 12/07/2017, £20.00
In Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years, Juliet Robertson offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children's understanding of maths through hands-on experience.

Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

Paperback, 23/10/2017, £16.00
The Learning Rainforest is renowned educator Tom Sherrington's attempt to capture various different elements of our understanding and experience of teaching. It is a celebration of great teaching - the joy of it and the intellectual and personal rewards that teaching brings.

Forest School Adventure: Outdoor Skills and Play for Children

Paperback, 07/05/2018, £16.99
Learn how to light a fire without matches, build a shelter to sleep in, cook on a fire, hunt for bugs and much more. From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age survival skills to joyful outdoor play, this book is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings.

Forest Craft: A Child's Guide to Whittling in the Woodland

Paperback, 24/01/2019, £16.99
With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, this book presents simple and fun projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards - projects such as a kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, whimmy diddle, rhythm sticks and elder wand.

Critical Issues in Forest Schools

Paperback, 30/07/2019, £31.99
This book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice.

Forest School Wild Play: Outdoor Fun with Earth, Air, Fire & Water

Paperback, 08/06/2021, £13.99
Aimed at parents, teachers and Forest School leaders, this new book from Jane Worroll & Peter Houghton is packed full of fantastic new Forest School activities. It has a special focus on the elements and on making children feel connected to the natural world through imagination and storytelling.

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy

Paperback, 20/05/2021, £19.99
This book is a complete guide to Forest School provision and nature pedagogy, and it examines the models, methods, worldviews and values that underpin teaching in nature. It shows how a robust nature pedagogy can support learning, behaviour and physical and emotional wellbeing, and, importantly, a deeper relationship with the natural world.

SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Hardback, 07/08/2017, £135.00
A coordinated and comprehensive volume of international research on this subject edited by members of the well-established European Early Childhood Education Research Association Outdoor Play and Learning SIG (OPAL).


Paperback, 04/10/2016, £14.00
Mike Fairclough, renowned headmaster at West Rise Junior School, TES Primary School of the Year, demonstrates how teachers and leaders can cultivate a culture of risk-taking and danger within their students - and themselves.

Tips for Trips

Paperback, 02/10/2003, £10.99
This guide to school trips is a resource to both teachers and governors alike. It should be particularly useful to newly qualified teachers as it addresses the school trip from all angles, covering everything from legal issues, through to the impact of the coach upon staff car parking spaces.

Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children to get Outdoors: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Hardback, 01/03/2006, £16.99
A book packed to the brim with great games, crafts and adventures, encouraging children and families to embrace the outdoors.

Leapfrogs PE Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Lesson Plans KS2/3 3ed

Paperback, 15/07/2006, £16.99
This book provides KS2/3 teachers with thoughtful and stimulating ideas to engage children in challenging learning situations outside the classroom.

Educational Days Out: A Handbook for Teachers Planning a School Trip

Paperback, 01/06/1999, £16.99
Detailing how to plan and prepare for a school trip, this text provides advice on the right and wrong way to approach trips that will both educate and entertain. A directory of places of interest grouped into subject-specific sections is included.

Children's Participation in Sustainable Development

7, 01/01/1997, £36.99
Suitable for planners, educationalists and environmentalists, this book introduces the theory and the practice of children's participation, and its importance for developing democracy and sustainable communities.

Playing Outdoors in the Early Years 2ed

Paperback, 15/10/2009, £19.99
Considers various aspects of outdoor play - from its rationale in early childhood education, to incorporating it successfully into the curriculum and assessing its wider implications for teaching and learning. This title includes case studies and examples of international practice and a list of useful organizations and agencies.

Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play: Learning from Forest Schools

Paperback, 18/03/2011, £29.99
Shows the reader how to create exciting outdoor experiences for children, and incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into their planning, while adhering to health and safety requirements.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Physical Activities Outdoors

Paperback, 23/05/2013, £10.99
The 50 Fantastic Things series is a no nonsense, ideas bank frills, just 50 examples of great ideas already in practice! Ideal for the busy practitioner they offer a 'dip in' approach to accessing ideas that they may not have thought of. Simple inspiring ideas is just what they need to reignite their enthusiasm.

Outdoor Provision In The Early Years : A Guide for Practitioners

Paperback, 18/03/2011, £26.99
Written by a team of experts in the field, this book focuses on the core values of effective outdoor provision, and is packed with ideas to try out in practice.

Forest Schools and Outdoor learning in the Early Years 2ed

Paperback, 17/06/2013, £26.99
Outdoor learning continues to play an essential role in early years education, and this new edition of a bestselling book explores how the Forest School approach can be easily and effectively incorporated into early years practice.

International Perspectives on Forest School: Natural Spaces to Play and Learn

Paperback, 12/08/2013, £29.99
The first international study of the Forest School approach and how it's used across the world.

Little Book of Maths Outdoors

Paperback, 26/09/2013, £8.99
This is a unique book that supports the current thinking behind outdoor learning. It features over 40 ideas for outdoor activities that support mathematics in the early years and the specific areas of learning in the revised EYFS. All the ideas are tried and tested by Terry and this book will prove to be popular in the early years and well into Key stage 1.

Outdoor Classroom : A Place to Learn

Paperback, 03/03/2007, £14.00

Den Book: Hideouts, Forts Camps

Paperback, 19/05/2016, £14.99
The Den Book uses descriptive text and ample photographs to inspire children (and their adults) to build amazing dens outdoors, for themselves, for their toys, or for the imaginary creatures who live in the woods or the park.

Run Wild!: Outdoor Games and Adventures

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £16.99
Run Wild is full of ideas and inspiration for outdoor games, adventures and practical activities for children and young people.

Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice

Paperback, 23/09/2011, £32.99
This book outlines theory and practice that will enable and encourage teachers to systematically and progressively incorporate meaningful outdoor learning opportunities into their daily teaching activities in a wide variety of environments and with diverse populations of pupils.

Learning with Nature: Embedding Outdoor Practice

Paperback, 27/09/2014, £29.99
Focussing on children aged from 2-11, this book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments.

Learning Outdoors: Improving the Quality of Young Children's Play Outdoors

Paperback, 14/11/2005, £29.99
It is now officially acknowledged that outdoor play is extremely important for young children's development and that a few old bikes and a climbing frame just will not do. This book shows how to develop an outdoor learning environment properly for young children and how adult supporters should behave in this space.

Usborne Outdoor Book

Hardback, 01/06/2016, £9.99
Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors, whether that's a city park, a beach, deep in the woods or even in a garden. Activities for all weathers include building a shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for creatures at night. With tips for identifying wildlife and advice throughout on staying safe.

Outdoor Learning: Past and Present

Paperback, 01/01/2012, £29.99
This book places outdoor learning in a theoretical, historical and social context of constructions of children, childhood and the use of the outdoors.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder

Paperback, 01/06/2010, £12.99
This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in paperback. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original.

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Paperback, 24/02/2010, £26.99
A guide to create effective outdoor environments for young children's learning. It covers various aspects of working outdoors in the early years, and explains the importance of outdoor play to children's development. It shows how to: manage and set up the outdoor area, allow children to take managed risks, and make sense of work and play.

Coombes Approach: Learning Through an Experiential and Outdoor Curriculum

Paperback, 01/05/2012, £31.99
The Coombes was a Nursery/Infant setting but in September 2008 it amalgamated with its neighboring Junior School and has 600 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years. This book describes the elements, philosophy and ethos that characterize the Coombes School and give the school its individuality and particular flavor.

National Trust: 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4

Hardback, 03/03/2016, £7.99
Following on from the National Trust's hugely successful media campaign, this book is bursting with ideas to help children discover the great outdoors and get closer to nature. The pocket-sized companion is full of handy tips, nature facts and activity checklists.

Learning with Nature: A How-to Guide to Inspiring Children Through Outdoor Games and Activities

Hardback, 29/01/2015, £29.99
A book of fun activities and games to get your children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children aged between 3 and 16.
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