About The Workshop
In this webinar, we will step outside the standards of reading and writing and explore how outdoor unstructured free play supports motor, creative, social, and language skills needed to assist in the foundations of literacy for young children. We will take you on a journey to understand how a well-planned and sensory rich outdoor environment naturally provides these activities and experiences to support the physical prerequisites needed for literacy. We will provide educators with a new lens to understand that the foundations of literacy start with the body where children can practise and develop their motor skills, ability to attend, persevere, and problem solve; all skills important for reading and writing.
- Understanding the importance of physical foundations as part of the equation with respect to developing literacy skills.
- Identifying activities that promote literacy skills in the playground.
- Learning how to bring language arts outside by using natural materials and loose parts.
- Transforming and Building areas in your playground that support language development by creating both dramatic and quiet areas while promoting many social opportunities.