Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years: A practical guide to exploring and extending learning outdoors

Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years: A practical guide to exploring and extending learning outdoors

by Kathryn Susan Solly

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What is the difference between ‘risk’ and ‘danger’? What can children learn from taking risks? How can you provide key experiences for children and ensure their safety outdoors?

Young children will naturally seek out challenges and take risks and this is crucial to their overall development. This book clearly explains why children should be given the freedom to take risks and provides practical guidance on how to offer stimulating and challenging outdoor experiences that will extend all areas of children’s learning.

Including examples of activities for all weather conditions across all areas of learning, the book covers:

  • The pedagogical history of adventure, risk and challenge
  • Health, wellbeing and keeping safe
  • The adult role
  • Risk assessment
  • Supporting individual children with different needs
  • Environments that enable challenging and adventurous play
  • Working with parents and addressing concerns
  • Observation, planning and assessment

This book is essential reading for practitioners and students that wish to provide rich experiences for children that will enable them to become confident and adventurous learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136726606
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 182
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kathryn Solly is the retired Headteacher of Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre. She is now a specialist Early Years consultant, trainer and author.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The historical background  Chapter Two: Defining Adventure, Risk and Challenge  Chapter Three: Attitudes towards Risk, Challenge and Adventure  Chapter Four: The benefits of Risk, Challenge and Adventure  Chapter Five: The Role of the Adult  Chapter Six - Environment  Chapter 7: Risk Assessment  Chapter 8: Adding adventure through expeditions and visitors  Chapter 9: Dealing with Concerns  Chapter 10: Planning adventurous activities throughout the year.

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