The emergency exit to outdoor learning...
I love to read outside with my kids, but the dreamy surroundings you've shown here put my little yard to shame! :) Seriously though, this is an easy way for parents to get kids outside & connected to nature on busy school days.
Juliet, I am ashamed to admit this, but it has never occurred to me to take the books outdoors. We are now going to take our books outdoors. It makes me wonder about all the other obvious things that are invisible to me! =)
We love to plop a picnic rug and a basket of books somewhere in the shade - it is the perfect space for kids to take time out and slow down outside. And can I say that the cave is perfect - I've never thought of actually making a cave for the bear hunt story but now it is up there in my head for future reference.
I don't know a child that doesn't like reading or listening to stories outside! The Gruffalo, Stick Man, We're Going On A Bear Hunt and the Charlie and Lola "I'm just not keen on spiders" are all top favourites with the under 5s in Aberdeenshire! I think the attraction is the balance of doing something familiar within an unusal setting. And making it cosy (in Aberdeenshire anyway)is just lovely. Hot chocolate also goes down well too!
I don't think we have ever done any reading outside! Oh, dear!!Once we have some space to sit outside and enjoy I will be deifinitely moving some of our reading outside :)
What a fantastic reminder and an inspiring assortment of ideas.Thank you for linking up to We Play.
I love the tarp setup for cold weather! I have such fond memories of my mother reading to us outside, but haven't done it much this summer even though I did a lot last year. Thanks for the reminder!
I love the props. We've read books outside before but never with props! How fun! We just checked out "We're going on a leaf hunt." I think I'm going to set up a reading area to finish up in after we go on our leaf hunt. thanks for sharing!
Does it count if I read *my* books outside and the kids see me while they race around me on their tricycles? Seriously, Sydney, Australia has the perfect climate for reading outdoors and we do it sometimes, but not yet with props!
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