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

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6 Summary of Session 6

Now that you have completed this session, you should be able to:

  • describe the concept of affordances and how it is helpful to thinking about engaging young children outdoors
  • outline the learning and development needs of babies and toddlers in relation to outdoor environments including engaging with nature
  • explain why natural environments are particularly appropriate for young children.

In the next session, you will build on this learning to consider not just what young children can get from nature but how they can learn about their responsibilities towards nature from a very young age.

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