August 2017

In this issue

This issue is packed with ideas to make the most of the great outdoors. Find out how to get the maximum value from your summer outings by visiting the location with a checklist in advance and taking photos while out and about. Support your children’s awe and wonder moments by exploring your local man-made environment and discover the latest expert thinking on ‘fearless play’ in the natural environment.

This is the time of year when many children will be thinking about moving to big school. Children’s author Brenda William provides an original poem – ‘I’m starting school this morning’ for our poster, with cross curricular activities to help children explore and express their mix of emotions. For those just beginning to think about schools, there is also a handy guide to choosing a local primary, giving parents and practitioners the most up-to-date advice.

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