Playing and Learning Outdoors

The Practical Guide and Sourcebook for Excellence in Outdoor Provision and Practice with Young Children

Author: Jan White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429890753

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; and explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. This full-colour third edition has been further developed to act as a comprehensive source book of relevant materials, books and resources supporting the core ingredients of high-quality outdoor provision, while each chapter also includes extensive collections of children’s picture books relating to the themes within each chapter. Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.
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A Sweet Obscurity

Author: Patrick Gale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472255453

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Bittersweet and startling, A SWEET OBSCURITY is a novel of childhood, love and the consequences of how lives are lived. 'Intriguing and impressive. A memorable study of a child forced cruelly, even tragically, to grow up too soon' Sunday Times Since her mother's death, nine year old Dido has been living with her eccentric aunt, acting as peacekeeper between Eliza, her estranged husband Giles and his girlfriend. They are each cruelly burdened in different ways. Chance draws them down to Cornwall, where a country idyll offers to lighten their urban cares. Eliza falls in love with local farmer, Pearce, an event that causes the four adults to re-assess their lives, with some painful and unforeseen consequences for adults and child alike.
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In Nature’s Realm

Early Naturalists Explore Vancouver Island

Author: Michael Layland

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1771513071

Category: History

Page: 240

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A celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of explorers, settlers, and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge of the island’s ecosystems. In Nature’s Realm gathers initial reports, recorded histories, and personal accounts left by Vancouver Island’s early naturalists who studied the region’s flora and fauna. Many, such as Archibald Menzies, accompanied English and Spanish explorations investigating the coastal geography for colonial expansion. Doctor–naturalists such as John Scouler, David Douglas, and Robert Brown worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company and collected specimens. Irish-born John Macoun, a renowned naturalist, brought his expertise to Vancouver Island, as did botanical artists Sarah Lindley (Lady Crease) and Emily Henrietta Woods. In Nature’s Realm is a companion volume to Layland’s two previous titles: A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island, shortlisted for a BC Book Prize in two categories; and The Land of Heart's Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island, shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Prize, and for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.
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Gothiniad

Author: Surazeus Astarius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 138726656X

Category: Poetry

Page: 628

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Gothinia of Surazeus - Oracle of Gotha presents 150,792 lines of verse in 1,948 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 1993 to 2000.
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Rikki-tikki-tavi

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152670153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 37

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A courageous mongoose thwarts the evil plans of Nag and Nagaina, two big black cobras who live in the garden.
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Paddington at Work

Author: Michael Bond,Peggy Fortnum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618311057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

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Paddington returns from Peru and tries his hand at such things as the stock market, barbering, and even ballet; but he decides he would rather be his bear self. Reprint.
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