Published: November 2015
The only series showing clearly how to plan for outdoor learning
Dedicated activities to develop specific skills and aspects of literacy
Links to all four British early years curriculum frameworks.
Developing Early Literacy Skills Outdoors provides practitioners with practical planning for how to develop and enhance the outdoor area to facilitate
literacy learning. The activities throughout the book are low cost and easy to set up, aiming to reassure practitioners and give them confidence to plan
more literacy learning experiences outdoors. This is further supported with planning guidance and resource ideas, as well as advice on observation and
assessment, including suggestions for how to reduce the paperwork burden and a useful observation template.
The book is divided into sections that represent the different aspects of communication, language and literacy and includes:
An introduction to each aspect, explaining why it is important and outlining the fundamental skills and concepts that underpin it
Ideas for adult-led and adult-initiated activities that aim to develop children's early knowledge, skills and understanding in communication,
language and literacy
Suggestions for how to enhance continuous outdoor provision so that it promotes communication, language and literacy skills
Pointers and tips about teaching mathematics in the early years.
Includes ideas for how to involve parents and carers.
About the author
Marianne Sargent is an early education specialist. She holds an MA in Early Years Education and has worked as a lecturer in both primary and early years
education. She is based in Derbyshire.