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Child-centred play and outdoor learning

 

This video follows childminding early education setting Bobbi’s Explorers, showing a small group of young children learning together through outdoor play. As you watch the video, notice how the practitioner creates opportunities for children to share their own ideas and interests, and values the responses they offer. Specifically, notice how the practitioner creates time and opportunity for children to explore the world around them, following and encouraging the children’s interests. 

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Right, here we go across the bridge. Think there’s any trains going underneath us? 

[child speaking] 

 

You can see something up high. 

Yeah. 

What can you see? 

[child speaking] 

 

Ooh, I can hear something in the sky. 

Yeah. 

It’s an aeroplane. 

Oh, an aeroplane or a helicopter, both good guesses. Right, should we see if there’s going to be a train? We might be lucky. Oh, look, look, look, look, look. Whoa, that never happens. Did you see it? 

Yeah. 

Whoa. Off it goes. I wonder where it’s going. 

[child speaking] 

Yeah. 

[child speaking] 

Oh, maybe it is. Right, [child’s name], should we carry on? Bye bye, train. 

 

Daffodils. Daffodils, oh yeah, good spot. They’re looking a little bit sorry for themselves now, aren’t they? 

[child speaking] 

 

Bluebells. Bluebells. Yeah, daffodils and then bluebells, both very good spots. Right, are you all right squeezing past there? Ready? There we go, across the zebra crossing. 

 

Can you hear [child’s name]’s eggs shaking in her bag, [child’s name]? Can you hear your eggs, [child’s name]? Can you hear them shaking as you run along? 

Yeah. 

It’s fun, isn’t it? You’re providing us with some music. 

[child speaking] 

[laughter] 

 

Can you can hear it? 

[laughter] 

Oh, different ground. 

[children speaking] 

Yeah, you’re giving us some music. OK, ready to go? Shall we go this way? You want to see the pumpkin? Shall we have a look at it very quickly? I don’t think it’s there. It’s gone all back into the earth. 

 

Whoopsy. You OK? Need any help? 

No. 

[child speaking] 

Tiny bit of the pumpkin, I can’t see it. 

[child speaking] 

I think it might have all gone, you know? 

Yeah. 

Finally. It took a while though, didn’t it? 

[child speaking]. 

That’s where it was, I think. You’re right. But it’s all gone. Right, should we move on? [child’s name], do you want some help putting your backpack on? 

Yeah. 

Here we go. 

Whoopsy. 

Tricky. 

Little bit tricky, yeah. Watch that bit. Can you see that bit across there in front of you? So you’ll need to take a big step over it or go around it. Which would you like to do? Go over it. You went around it. [child’s name] went over it. What’s [child’s name] going to do? You going to go around it? 

There we go, nicely done. No, [child’s name] went over it, I think. 

I heard a bird. 

You heard a bird. OK, this way then. 

I’ve got some sticks. You’ve got some sticks. Yeah, I can see you’ve got two sticks. Oh, look. There’s little yellow ones there. I think… 

What is it? 

They could be buttercups. That one’s definitely celandine. 

[child speaking] 

You can see some buttercups? 

Yeah. 

Let’s have a look. 

[children speaking] 

More celandine, woohoo. 

Did I say celandine? 

You did say celandine, yeah. 

 

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