Wednesday, March 30, 2011: 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Hilton Bayfront: Sapphire Ballroom CDGH
|Speaker:||Jennie N. Sumrell, PlayCore, Inc., Chattanooga, TN|
Maximize the potential your play environment has to offer by bringing learning outdoors! Outdoor play environments can be utilized in fun and creative ways to get kids of all abilities moving, learning, and interacting together. Research-based best practice design principles and educational resources and programs that address the developmental needs of the whole child and encourage active lifestyles for young children through play will be explored. Many programs, activities, and materials will be shared to encourage ways to bring classroom learning outdoors to the playground, and walk away inspired to ensure that all children have memorable experiences outdoors in nature.
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