Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador: AECENL

Math & Science Outdoors

April 29, 2024

Thanks for having me back to share my learning with you all! Here are some blog posts and resource you might find helpful as you locate your play outdoors:

Blog posts:

Grants for outdoor learning

What to wear- kids

What to wear- adults

How seeds grow

Best books for Outdoor Learning

Pumpkin life cycle inquiry

How to build a bug hotel


Bug viewers

Magnifying sheets

Preparing Outdoor Spaces For Imaginative & Risky Play

March, 2023

Thanks to everyone who joined in from Newfoundland and Labrador tonight! What a joy it is to share my love for unstructured outdoor play across the country! Here are blog posts you may find helpful and resources to support your conversations that may emerge from our session:


Risk Re-framing tool for outdoor play (for parents, elementary school teachers and ECE providers)

Outdoor Play Canada

Outdoor Play toolkit (with a risk benefit assessment template)

Unstructured Outdoor Play Toolkit (with excellent infographics to share from the Canadian Public Health Association)

The Power of Play episode (CBC The Nature of Things)

6 Actions schools and districts can take to support outdoor play and learning in schools (with an excellent infographic to share)

Pinterest board with risky play resources


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