Communication & Language in the Outdoors
The outdoors can be a rich and inspirational place for children to develop communication and language skills.
An environment that changes daily with the weather and the seasons, an endless supply of open-ended resources and lots of space for movement - children can find their voices through outdoor play! At Bee in the Woods, we have been studying how children communicate and how language skills can be supported through our interactions with each other and the environment. This session will be active, playful and full of ideas to take back to your own setting.
Next Communication & Language Event - 22nd of May 2023, from 10 am to 3 pm
All weather outdoors for Early Years
The team behind Bee in the Woods have been excited to see the interest in outdoor play rise since the start of the pandemic, with many early years settings moving their provision outside and seeing the rich potential of outdoor play for learning.
We share with Early Years Educators exactly what we ‘do when it rains’ and share tips and advice to make the most of every outdoor space and every weather. This one-day training event will be packed with theory and practical ideas, to inspire and motivate your team to take the learning outdoors and it will provide practitioners with a toolbox of resources to use in their settings. Participants will be invited to get muddy and messy as they try a range of fun, creative activities and by the end of the day they will have a takeaway plan and toolkit for their own setting.
Next All Weather Outdoors Event - Merged with the 22nd of May Communication & Language in the Outdoors course
Introduction to Forest School for Early Years
Thinking of introducing Forest School to your Early Years setting, or curious to find out more about Forest School?
This one-day training event will introduce what Forest School is (and what it isn’t!) and give you the chance to explore Forest School ideas, principles and practical activities before making the decision to invest in FS qualifications.
Participants will be invited to get muddy and messy as they try a range of fun creative activities and by the end of the day they will have plenty of ideas and inspiration for their own setting.
Next Intro to Forest School Event - 2nd of October 2023, from 10 am to 3 pm
"Lots of fabulous ideas to cascade to the team. Inspiring new activities and approaches to encourage language development and social communication. It was wonderful - thank you!"
Communication in the Outdoors Participant
"Our school inset was great! Lucy was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Activities were fun and practical. A great hands-on day!"
School Inset Participant
"Had a really fun day, very practical and hands-on course with extremely useful tips to take away."
Take Learning Outside
"Brilliant! Most informative and enjoyable course I have been on."
Intro to Forest School Participant