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A Practical Guide to Nature-Based Practice
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There is a growing realisation that children benefit from being involved in wild spaces. They need dynamic and complex outdoor environments and opportunities for risk and challenge, to play with abandon, have first-hand experiences - places where there is adventure, delight, daring and joy! This book: o Provides a background to forest school and its relevance to Early Years settings o Outlines the challenges and benefits of outdoor learning o Explores the concept of nature-based practice o Emphasises the importance of free play o Includes case studies in which educators share their journeys into `wild nature' This book will help adults and children alike to reconnect with their local environment - a must-have for any early years setting!
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This book explains and emphasises the importance of allowing children to connect with and explore the natural environment.

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Niki Buchan is an Educational Consultant with the Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy. She is passionate about the environment, animals and the people of Australia. She works internationally as a conference keynote speaker, nature pedagogue, nature kindergarten facilitator, naturalistic playground advisor, international study visit facilitator, mentor, author as well as delivering a large range of professional learning opportunities on all aspects of early child care. Nikki has a great love for the outdoors and is an adventurer and keen photographer; seldom seen without a camera in her hand!

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The practical activities here are backed by research and a wealth of case studies that will serve as inspiration and starting points for your own journeys into wild places and spaces. * EYE *

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