Outdoor play is enjoyable for children and important for their growth and development. When outdoors children are able to run, skip, jump, climb, throw, hop and catch and use their outside voices, which provides a healthy break from being inside. Being outside gives children the opportunity to stretch their muscles, breathe fresh air and enjoy the freedom of space.
The Outdoor Area template is for a child's portfolio and consists of a typical interest area that you may have set-up in your service setting. It enables you to add 3 images of the child playing in the specific area as well as a description to accommodate the photos. It also has the benefits the child gains through playing within the interest area as well a tick box to Link to The Curriculum (Outcomes, Principles and Practices). The template also features a colour them and clip art images for that particular interest area.
This template is great to add to a Portfolio to help Parents understand that playing outdoors benefits a child. It also includes:
- 3 images boxes
- Description box
- Check boxes for Outcomes, Principles and Practices