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Cosy Up!

Prowle, Alison and Hodgkins, Angela ORCID: (2016) Cosy Up! Nursery World, 2016 (25). pp. 15-16. ISSN 0029-6422

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We have long looked to our Nordic colleagues for inspiration regarding children’s outdoor learning, with Froebel inspired forest schools now being a valued aspect of our early years pedagogy. With a myriad of benefits to children including improved physical health, problem solving, creativity, risk taking and social development, it is no wonder that the EYFS places such a strong emphasis on learning in the outdoor environment. However, with winter approaching, many of us experience the need to get cosy, especially after a period spent outdoors. The Danish concept of hygge could have something to offer as we explore how to create warm and welcoming indoor and outdoor environments and practices that address children’s social and emotional needs.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: outdoor learning, well being, early years pedagogy, hygge
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Angela Hodgkins
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 14:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 04:00

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