Teaching Children Outdoors

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What are procedures for increasing engagement and activity on the playground?

There is a relatively recent emphasis on increasing physical activity for all young children, given the nationwide issues with childhood obesity. For children with disabilities, there is relatively little research on increasing engagement and movement during typical playground activities

When should I procedures to increase engagement and physical activity?

  • These procedures are designed to be used during typical playground activities, which are generally child-directed but include some degree of adult participation.
  • Research on playground-based procedures have primarily been conducted in early childcare or clinical settings.

What are the peer interaction procedures most relevant to early childhood settings?

To cite this page (APA 6th edition):

  • Ledford, J.R. (2016). Teaching children outdoors. In Evidence-based instructional practices for young children with autism and other disabilities. Retrieved from http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ebip/teaching-children-outdoors