ERIC Number: EJ1125416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Bringing Outdoor Play Indoors in United Arab Emirates: Mud as a Powerful Binding Element
Baker, Fiona S.
Childhood Education, v93 n1 p73-79 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice teachers decided to find solutions and suggested that outdoor learning could be brought into the classroom. This article explores a creative way teachers can encourage children to be active, well-rounded, and engaged citizens.
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Early Childhood Education, Creativity, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A