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Episode 10: The benefits of outdoor learning with Niki Buchan

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In episode 10 of the TTS Talking Early Years Podcast, International Educational Consultant and nature-based learning advocate, Niki Buchan, shares why it is so vital for practitioners and childcare settings to engage children in nature-based learning.

Stimulating environments

Outdoor play offers a new and exciting learning opportunity daily. The great outdoors is a stimulating environment for children to challenge themselves and experience the world around them. Reflecting on her own experiences, Niki explains that outdoor environments offer greater opportunities for free movement, risk-taking and enhanced sensory processing, engaging all the senses.

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