Recreation Nova Scotia
(RNS), in collaboration with the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage – Communities, Sport, and Recreation Division,
has produced an Outdoor Play Booklet
with practical tips and guidance for parents and caregivers. This new resource includes information on many outdoor play topics such as the importance of outdoor play for children, guidance on the adult role in outdoor play, what to say instead of ‘be careful’, practical tips on how to help children get the most out of play, and finally, 9 common play patterns that support learning and growth! They also include a section in the booklet on outdoor play and Indigenous values, beliefs, and ways of knowing. With this booklet, RNS aims to support families so their children can get the fullest benefits from outdoor play – RNS thanks all the contributors and sources used in this resource.
This booklet will be printed and distributed to families and program providers in Nova Scotia, and will also be available online on the Recreation Nova Scotia website soon (but you can get a sneak peak here)!