outdoor learning

MOE resources: Creating outdoor learning areas for spring

Posted by Michael MOE, 11 March, 2022

The daffodils are popping up all over the place and there is a definite whiff of spring in the air! It’s time to start getting our outdoor learning areas and gardens ready for lots of outdoor physical and discovery adventures. We have so many wonderful, sustainably made resources here at MOE that have been designed with Early Years and child-led learning in mind, so do visit our website to check out the full range. In the meantime here is a snippet of the essentials we think will really add educational and fun value to your nursery, Forest School, childminding and preschool settings this spring…

Workbench: For children who love tinkering, building, role playing and busting out their best imagination moves, our sustainably made Workbench is a learning through discovery winner. It’s also been designed to encourage interaction plus help with communication, social development and fine motor skills.

Loose Parts Set (22 pieces): Now here’s a sturdy, sustainably made resource that will hugely benefit any Early Years setting: our new 22 piece Loose Parts Construction Brick Set! This resource will provide not only a great opportunity to encourage building, fine motor and team work skills, but will also keep children endlessly busy with learning through discovery adventures.

Storytelling Throne: Take story time outdoors this spring thanks to our new for 2022 Teacher Storytelling Chair! Made from Scandinavian Redwood, this lovely piece of furniture encourages imagination and listening skills for preschoolers.

Outdoor Play Podium: The stage is set for physical and social development with our new Outdoor Play Podium. With three configurations to choose from, you can select the option which best suits your space and requirements for endless child-led activities.

Mark Making, Chalk & Perspex Boards: This trio of handcrafted, sustainably made boards are designed for child-led creativity. The set includes a chalk board, mark making board and Perspex board for endless learning through play fun. Triple the creativity, triple the fun!

A-frame Climbing Wall: One of our most popular outdoor items, and for good reason, our A-frame Climbing Wall encourages physical and cognitive develop. It’s a multi-use resource that can be used as a climbing wall or tunnel, and is ideal for group activities or individual use.

Driving Bench: Race into spring and summer with our fabulous, handcrafted Role Play Bench! The perfect addition to any outdoor learning and play space, this sustainably made resource encourages endless imaginative and collaborative activities for busy preschoolers.

Potion Bench: New for 2022, our 3-station Potion Bench is sure to bring a lot of magic to your outdoor learning areas. Designed with endless, tactile, discovery play in mind, preschoolers will love creating all kinds of STEM-inspired potions and activities with this eco-friendly resource.

Wooden Climbing Frame Set: Our multi-level, practical and high-quality Climbing Frame Set combines play, physical activity, learning and creativity all year round. This set includes climbing a Slide, Rock Wall and Cave, and other items such as Monkey Bars or Rope Wall can also be added for a more bespoke resource.

Keen to see and find out more about our handcrafted products? Then head over to the website to look at the full range: we have everything from mud kitchens to small world resources, outdoor furniture to channelling walls. Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions and can also tell you more about our bespoke services if that is an avenue you would be keen to explore. Get in touch via the website or send us an email at [email protected] today.

Now go enjoy that wonderful spring fresh air, everyone! Let’s hope the good weather lasts for the weekend…

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