This topical guide on everyday fun outdoors will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).

Videos

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  • Any Place, Any Time, Anywhere! Everyday Learning in Community Activities
    24-minute DVD
    Winterberry Press, 2009
    This video offers parents, caregivers and professionals an eye-opening look at the extraordinary world of children’s learning that occurs every day as part of community life.
    LB 1060 .A637 2009 53058213
  • Babies Outdoors: Play, Learning and Development
    53-minute DVD
    Siren Films, 2010
    The outdoors is as valuable for babies as it is for older children, and this film shows how the close adult can bring the outside world alive for them.
    HQ 774.5 .B117 2010 779490511
  • Signing Time: The Great Outdoors
    30-minute DVD
    Two Little Hands, 2006
    A multisensory program that introduces children to a “hands on” second language. This video teaches signs about things found in nature: woodland animals, bugs, and more.
    HV 2476 .S578t 2006 62386400
  • Toddlers Outdoors: Play, Learning and Development
    65-minute DVD
    Siren Films, 2010
    The outdoors is as valuable for babies as it is for older children, and this film shows how the close adult can bring the outside world alive for them.
    HQ 774.5 .T5669 2010 858053677
Articles

The journal titles linked below will take you to the publisher's homepage. You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these articles or contact us for more information.

  • Young Children, 69(5), 28-34
    Quality Outdoor Play Spaces for Young Children
    Karin Spencer and Paul Wright. (2014)
    Young Children, November 2014. NAEYC. This article is available for free on NAEYC’s website and offers an evidence-based approach to planning your outdoor play space for caregivers. Also available as a downloadable PDF.
  • Young Children, 71(1), 94-96
    Rocking and Rolling. Sharing the Wonder: Science with Infants and Toddlers
    Emily Adams and Rebecca Parlakian. (2016)
    Infants and toddlers are natural scientists. This article explain scientific inquiry, which allows children to develop a range of skills across all domains of development. Also available as a downloadable PDF.
Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.



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