A practical guide to meeting additional needs
Outdoor play spaces are an important part of the environment for all young children. Specific benefits of outdoor play for children with additional needs include motor skills development, physical fitness and aerobic exercise, and social and emotional development. There are lots of opportunities to play and discover outdoors and very few reasons to ever exclude a child with an additional need. Inclusive Outdoor Play shows how, with just a little creativity and some lateral thinking, outdoor play spaces can meet the needs of many young children.
Written by highly-experienced author/educator, Anne Vize, this engaging book highlights the benefits of outdoor play for young children with additional needs. It offers an overview of additional needs, inclusive equipment and techniques, adapting outdoor games and how to manage risks. It also looks at ways to promote communication and sensory play opportunities outdoors.
Recommended ages: 0-8