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Outdoor Play Collection

Kanopy (Firm)
Video; Streaming Video; Online
When children play outdoors, we expect them to run, jump, and stretch beyond what is possible in the classroom. For this reason we often treat outdoor play as a time for gross motor play, group games, and sports. Teachers less often consider the high level thinking that occurs outdoors as children solve problems, negotiate rules, construct with loose parts, and figure out how to navigate changes in the terrain. This program contains fourteen video clips, with supporting text, that show how outdoor play reveals high-level thinking, strategy adjustments, negotiating goals and roles with peers, and anticipating which sequence of actions will lead to a desired goal. Study these clips and add them to your presentations and courses, so that others can "See what children know." Share them with parents, so that they too can learn how outdoor play includes many interesting lessons that are learned through spontaneous games and challenges that children create for themselves. These high impact video clips have been carefully chosen to reveal how how children's play in outdoor spaces supports their learning about themselves, others, and the physical world.--Kanopy.
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  • 1. Peek-a-boo playing with the rules
  • 2. Tree trunks: balance and power
  • 3. Traffic jam for toddlers
  • 4. Construction site dilemma
  • 5. To make a path of stones
  • 6. Stacking tires
  • 7. Boost from a friend
  • 8. Playground physics
  • 9. Infant climb
  • 10. An invented game
  • 11. Ring around the rosy
  • 12. The challenge of changing terrains
  • 13. Ones sweep : at least move : leave
  • 14. Tricycle tour.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Originally produced by Videatives in 2011.
Publisher no.
1062951 Kanopy
14 online resources (4 video files, 48 min.) : digital, stereo., sound, color
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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