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15 ways of outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers / 15 manieren voor buitenspel

on Mon, 30/04/2012 - 10:33


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PINTEREST OUTDOORPLAY

Encourage your child to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather! Provided you are both properly dressed for the conditions, you can have fun playing outside in all kinds of weather.

When children play outdoors they:
(National Association for the Education of the Young Child)

  • Appreciate beauty
  • Master physical skills
  • Play in new ways with their friends
  • Burn more calories
  • Observe and investigate nature
  • Reinforce their immune system.  The outside light triggers the synthesis of vitamin D. A number of studies have demonstrated that it increases academic learning and productivity ('Your Active Child' - Rae Pica).
  • explore with their senses. To SEE: insects, clouds and shadows. To HEAR: traffic sounds, birdsongs, leaves rustling in the wind. To SMELL: flowers and the rain-soaked ground. To TOUCH: an animal on the farm, or the bark of a tree. To TASTE: fallen snow, a rainfrop, or a fresh picked strawberry ('Your Active Child' - Rae Pica).

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15 ways of playing outside 
15 manieren om buiten te spelen

1. Swinging

Going outside doesn't necessarily have to be expensive, big and far away. Babies and small kids can be extremely happy swinging on the playground behind your house.

Naar buiten gaan hoeft niet duur, groot en ver weg te zijn. Baby's en kleine kinderen zijn vaak heel gelukkig om te schommelen in de speeltuin achter je huis.

2. Outdoors Sensory play 

The warm sand creates a sensorial play possibility for babies, toddlers and bigger kids.

Het warme zand is een fantastische mogelijkheid om de zintuigen te stimuleren.

3. Chasing Pigeons

The square Dam in Amsterdam is an excellent place to learn to run and to play with the pigeons, without being afraid for cars.

Op de Dam achter de duiven aanrennen is een leuke oefening om te leren rennen zonder bang te zijn voor auto's.

4. Celebrating with Paper

Street festivals are the very best colorful outdoor fun!

Straatcarnaval voor kleurrijke buitenspel!

5. Shadowplay

The sun creates great science and playful occasions!

De zon zorgt voor mooie wetenschappelijk en speelse gelegenheden!

6. Going Fishing

Old bread, A fallen Branch, piece of rope...Going Fishing!

Oud brood, een Tak en een stukje touw...klaar om te gaan vissen!

7. Natural Teepee

Hiking in the woods, creating our own TeePee with fallen branches....magical.

Een eigen "tent" maken met afgevallen takken...magisch.

8. Mud Play

Water and Ground, mud Creations. Read HERE about the fantastic Mud day we've celebrated at home.

Water en grond, modder creaties. Lees HIER hoe we de internationale modderdag vierden!

9. Watching Sunsets

Watching Day turn into Night. Discovering the different colors coming from yellow.

Zonsondergang zien. Hoe de Dag verandert in nacht. De verschillende kleuren geel tellen.

10. Outdoor painting

Bringing paint outside. Using the same colors as nature > Click on the Picture to see an outdoor paint Video.

Breng verf naar buiten. Gebruik dezelfde kleuren zoals je die ziet in de natuur > Klik op de foto om een buitenspeel verf - Video te zien.

11. Water Play

Water Play > Click on the picture to see how to let the water make MUSIC!

Water Spel > Klik op de foto om te zien hoe je MUZIEK kunt maken met water!

12. Collecting treasures

Collecting nature's treasures > Click on the picture to see a Kid Collector's item Video.

Het verzamelen van natuurlijke schatten > Klik op de video om een speciale Collector's item Video te zien.

13. Raining Leaves

Playing in midst of autumn leaves. Making it rain. Great exercise for big motor skills > Click on Picture for AUTUMN leave song.

Spelen met Herfst blaadjes. Maak een regen van blaadjes. Goede oefening voor grote motorische vaardigheden.

14. Blowing Dadelions

Dandelion Play, fun and by the way a great exercise for speech development > Click on picture for video.

Paardenbloemen blazen, wat een leuke manier om de spraakontwikkeling the stimuleren > Klik op de foto om Video te zien.

15. Fairy Child

Making a Daisies crown. Look HERE how to make one.

Een margrietjes kroontje. Kijk HIER hoe je zelf een kroon maakt.


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Comments

JDaniel loves so many of these things too.

Beautiful post!

Can't wait to have à new adventure with you and the kids this summer.

I love these ideas. I can't wait to make daisy chain crowns and necklaces with J and T as well as all of the other things to do.

This is a beautiful post, Angelique. Love the ideas and the pictures. I have shared it on FB and pinned it! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for your comments!

Play never has to be complicated or difficult, try to find a playful moment in all you do :)

Love,

Angelique and Chanel

Love the warm sand photo!!! I can't wait to do that - soon! Such a happy post - love it!

Love this post, Angelique! Will be featuring it in this week's Outdoor Play Party!

Yeah! Thanks Jane:))

Wonderful compilations!!! Loved the one "Celebrating with paper"

Nice pictures. I love this blog! Thankyou!

Dank je wel! Thank you!

Hope to see you again,

Angelique

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