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Friday, October 14 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Bouncing Back: The Importance of Active Outdoor Play & Learning as we Recover from a Pandemic LIMITED

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In the early months of the pandemic, time spent outdoors decreased for many as public health restrictions affected access to outdoor spaces. Over time, as our world slowly opened up again, families may have found a new appreciation of the outdoors for physical health (including lower risk of viral transmission) and mental health; for enjoyment, fun and relaxation; and for a way to feel a sense of normalcy in this strange time. This rediscovery of the outdoors has great potential to be an accelerator for ensuring active outdoor play is a priority, and subsequently for educators and families to integrate the organic, natural learning opportunities that occur when we play outside. This workshop focuses on providing early literacy resources, tools and strategies that encourage young children and their caregivers to get active outdoors. Using children’s picture books as a framework, we will look at how we can extend concepts in a natural setting, focusing on inquiry-based learning while enhancing children’s early literacy skills and overall healthy development.

Ultimately the hope is that this will increase our ability to experience the joys of learning together outdoors,  while fostering a connection to nature and the environment. 

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Nancy Tovell

Program Coordinator, Bookmates
Nancy Tovell is a Program Coordinator at Bookmates, and a proud supporter of family literacy andinter-generational learning. Nancy graduated from the University of Manitoba and then spent severalyears travelling five continents and collecting a million special memories. Included in... Read More →

Friday October 14, 2022 10:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Riverside Chapel

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