Healthy Ireland

Exploring the Shores Early Years Resource Guide: Following our online video sessions, Galway Atlantaquaria and Galway Childcare Committee would like to share some ideas and knowledge to prepare and inspire you to explore your local shores or woodland areas with the young children in your setting. 

On the 28th of April 2021, Galway Childcare hosted a virtual Outdoor Networking event: Inspiring Outdoor Learning Through Inquiry. Below is a resource document that was given to particpants to give ideas of equipment and websites that may be useful for thinking of ideas for their outdoor areas. 

As adults, we can appreciate that the natural outdoor environment is now more important than ever in children’s  lives, we acknowledge the many health  benefits of being outdoors  but we must also recognise the benefits for children’s play, learning and sense of well-being. During this time, services have been looking at new ways to enhance and develop their outdoor space with the intention of maximising the time children spend outdoors. With this in mind, the video and information included in this resource aims to  provide your service with some useful guidance and practical tips as you plan and reflect on the possibilities for your outdoor environment. .

To view the Outdoor Play and Learning Environment Presentation – “Thinking outside the box’ please click the image below: 

See below Galway Childcare Services videos of their outdoor areas, to view please click on the images: 

New Adventures Outdoor Preschool

Muddy Boots Outdoor Preschool & Afterschool

“Leave No Stone Unskipped” was organised by GMIT in partnership with CYPSC and is funded by Healthy Ireland.

Please click here to view the recordings of  the virtual presentations from this event.

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