What to look for on an autumn walk
Monday, October 8, 2018
Try these easy-to-play games which will entertain children and extend their physical and communication skills, while out for a stroll.
Come rain or shine a walk outdoors at this time of year is great for spotting features in the environment and turning them into exciting guessing and counting games. By encouraging children to play as they walk, you can maximise learning and create a positive attitude to the act of walking itself.
There are lots of games that involve identifying numbers, letters and shapes, which will support children’s communication skills as well as their recognition. These activities provide a great opportunity to develop literacy and numeracy skills.
Wherever your walk takes you, don’t forget to revisit everything that happened during circle time and help all children to remember events and contribute to the discussion. Here is some expert advice on how to get the most from your walks outdoors:
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