Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Young children, the outdoors and nature
Young children, the outdoors and nature

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

6 Summary of Session 3

Now that you have completed this session, you will have engaged with some of Froebel’s original writing and thinking and know how to access this for future reference. You will have identified some of the ways in which his ideas have influenced early years practice. Finally, you will have started to think about why Froebel matters in the twenty-first century. You will continue to explore these ideas as the course continues.

You should now be able to:

  • describe key aspects of Froebelian thinking regarding young children and the outdoors
  • identify how Froebel’s thinking influences current practice
  • outline how Froebel’s principles are relevant when caring for the youngest children in the twenty-first century.

In the next session you will examine more closely the key point that Froebel prioritised outdoor experiences from birth, considering what the challenges might be in practice.

You can now go to Session 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .