Outstanding Outdoor Fun


Outdoor play is important for every child, as it promotes physical, social and emotional development.  Learning happens everywhere, including outdoors.  This class highlights the many benefits of outdoor play, as well as clarifies playground features and safety precautions.  Suggestions for activities for fun and educational outdoor activities are included.

Clock Hours: 2

As a result of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the advantages of outdoor play
  • Identify features and characteristics of a developmentally appropriate outdoor play area
  • Distinguish ways to keep playgrounds and outdoor play areas safe for children
  • Choose activities that are beneficial to children during outdoor play
CDA Competencies

Goal I. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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