Recognizing Play Motifs and Behavioral Schema in Children’s Outdoor Play

Location: 6a
Date: Tue, March 15
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Hanna loves to roll down a hill over and over again while Joshua crawls beneath the broken evergreen branch making a little fort for himself. Regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or ecosystem, children play in similar ways when they have safe unstructured time in nature. As an educator you can become more familiar with these behaviors; learn how they contribute to children’s learning; and begin to design and structure scenarios and activities outdoors in more dynamic ways.