Natural Stepping Stones - this is a great experience as it can be scaffolded by using stumps of different sizes. Store-bought stepping stones can also be supplemented.

Beacon Hill Country Park and Gruffalo house

Children need the freedom to take risks in play because it allows them to continually test the limits of their physical, intellectual and emotional development (Tranter, 2005). -  Mairtown Kindergarten: Hanging Bars ≈ ≈ http://pinterest.com/kinderooacademy/preschool-outdoor-play-environments/

Children need the freedom to take risks in play because it allows them to continually test the limits of their physical, intellectual and emotional development (Tranter, - Natural Hanging Bars

EYFS shape description game - The children take turns at describing a shape to their friend, who then has to attempt to name the shape and travel along the obstacle course to fetch it.

EYFS shape description game - The children take turns at describing a shape to their friend, who then has to attempt to name the shape and travel along the obstacle course to fetch it. Physical Dev nursery year olds

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",)

Risk taking - given the opportunity for free play & calculated risks, children are natural risk-assessors (",) Some very lucky learners with amazing forward thinking educators.

Obstacle course - setting up a basic obstacle course is not only a simple way to encourage children to take risks, but it can be created from the odds and ends that may be around the centre e.g. traffic cones, old tyres etc

ninja obstacle course Tons of outside play area ideas. love planks and tires, making own balance courses.

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