Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome & Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Slides: Introduction

  • 2

    Outside Play

    • Discussion: Play Experiences

    • Video: Free the Kids

    • Slides: Outside Play

  • 3

    Nature

    • Video: When You Were a Kid, What Did You Do for Fun?

    • Activity: Nature Flashcards

    • Slides: Nature

    • Video: Nature: No App Required

    • Handout: Health Benefits of Nature (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: Kids' Allergies & Asthma (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: ADHD in Kids (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: Kids' Healthy Weight & Activity (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: Kids' Mental Health (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: Pregnancy & Early Life (optional)

    • Handout: PaRx: Kids' School Success (optional)

  • 4

    Outdoor Learning Environments

    • Slides: Outdoor Learning Environments

    • Video: Playgrounds to Outdoor Learning Environments

  • 5

    Nature Play Outdoors

    • Slides: Selecting Outdoor Materials

    • Video: Amazing Early Years Outdoor Area Ideas

    • Video: "Nature's Classroom" - Forest Kindergartens in the Tennessee Valley

    • Video: Why Kids Love Forest School & Outdoor Play

    • Discussion: Forest Kindergarten

    • Video: Designing Playgrounds for Happier, Healthier Kids Ted Talk

  • 6

    Nature Play Indoors

    • Slides: Selecting Indoor Materials

    • Video: The Importance of Nature Play

  • 7

    Conclusion

    • Slides: Conclusion

    • Resources (optional)

    • Final Quiz

    • Course Evaluation