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Community Activities for Summer Planning

This article provides community field trip ideas within the Toronto.

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Sharing Playground Space for Infants

We all know the importance of children being able to experience gross motor activities as well as being able to explore the outdoor world. 

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Programming for the Playground

Welcome to another edition of Keeping in Touch.

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Building Children's Capacity Through Experiences with Nature

Warmer weather is a perfect time for Registered Early Childhood Educators to remind themselves of how important the outdoors is to our children’s overall health and wellness.

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Different Types of Play & Outdoor Play Ideas

Play, whether indoors or outdoors, is one of the most important things you can do with a child.

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Strategies to Beat The Heat

Here comes the sun, let’s get ready to have some fun!!! With summer just around the corner, it is important to be well equipped and ready to beat the heat. 

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Let’s Go Outside!

After a snowy winter full of play opportunities (walking through deep snow, tasting maple tree sap and syrup, feeding chickadees), spring and summer afford additional opportunities for sensory and active play that cannot be replicated indoors!

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How to get the Most out of Playing Outdoors and in Nature

Tips for outdoor programming

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Planning for a Fun Filled Summer Program

Welcome to another edition of Keeping In Touch. Summer is a busy and exciting time within programs.

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Summer Safety Tips

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Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Summer can be one of the most challenging times to program for children with special needs.

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Water, Water Everywhere!

It’s summertime and that means water - everywhere.

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Resources and Ideas for Summer Outdoor Programming

Creating activities to engage children on the playground can pose a challenge.

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Revving Up the School Age Playground

When planning activities for outdoor fun, the BIGGER the better! Simple and familiar games become new again when they are adapted for the playground. 

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Summer Activities for Families and Children in Care

Physical activity should be a fun part of a child’s life every day and is essential for healthy child development. Supporting and developing physical literacy requires more than just providing time in childcare to be physically active.

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8 Fun Summer For Family Child Care Programs

Here are some easy and inexpensive fun things you can do at your day care or at home with your family. These can be adapted for most ages and abilities.

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Summer Planning for Home Child Care Providers

Summertime is an exciting time for children with all the bright sunshine and lots of outdoor play time! Home Child Care Providers need to implement activities for a variety of ages in a small group setting.

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Outdoor Activities and Games

Outdoor activites and games to play with the children.

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Climbers Aren't Just for Climbing - Expand Your Playground Possibilities

Your permanent climbing structure is one of your best assets on the playground.

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Take Your Classroom’s Summer Outdoor Program to the Next Level

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