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    Resources for

    Recreation Workers

    These resources are for everyone who has, loves, or works directly with kids! Parents, caregivers, early years educators, teachers, recreation and camp professionals – this is for you! Whether you are looking to take your first steps leading children outdoors and you’re not sure where to start, or you’re comfortable leading children outdoors but you’d like to learn more about unstructured play and learning – this is for you!

    These resources are for everyone who has, loves, or works directly with kids! Parents, caregivers, early years educators, teachers, recreation and camp professionals – this is for you! Whether you are looking to take your first steps leading children outdoors and you’re not sure where to start, or you’re comfortable leading children outdoors but you’d like to learn more about unstructured play and learning – this is for you!

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    Risk Benefit Assessment for Outdoor Play: A Canadian Toolkit

    This toolkit was designed to support practitioners who work in the outdoor play sector, enabling them to take a balanced approach to risk and safety when working with children outdoors. The toolkit is the result of a broad collaboration, with input from leading figures in outdoor play, academics, policy makers, and face-to-face practitioners from across Canada and has undergone legal review.

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    Supporting Children with Disabilities and Exceptionalities Outdoors

    Here is a podcast episode and some takeaways about supporting children with disabilities and exceptionalities outdoors.

     

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Play and Learning

    We receive LOTS of questions about how to bring children outdoors! We created this resource to help answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Stay tuned for more resources with deeper dives into many of the topics covered.

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    Helpful Weather Tips

    Here are some useful tips and strategies for navigating outdoor play in different weather conditions.

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    How to set up a tarp

    Here is a video tutorial on how to set up a tarp for shade, shelter and play!