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Getting Cosy in the Great Outdoors
Learning in the great outdoors, we know, is a great benefit to children – but it is sometimes easier said than done. Creating that outdoor space which provides both freedom to play and opportunities to learn can be a tricky task. The space needs to feel natural yet flow, give children options to choose what they do and still provide that element of awe, wonder and risk – that’s no mean feat.
Fear not! Here at Cosy we understand what it takes to make an outdoor space special – having spent many an hour working with schools, nurseries, practitioners and trainers -working out what works, we can guide you to the resources which support an outdoor learning environment. No matter what space you have available outside we can help you to make the most of it and provide children with natural resources which enhance their experiences and encourage curiosity and exploration.
Our sheds, shelters and playhouses are all made from natural materials and are fully treated – they are the perfect solution to provide specific areas or zones which encourage learning in the areas you require – why not take a seat, choose and book and share a story with a friend in our Outdoor Reading Corner.
If you’re looking for something a little more compact then our Shedlets enable you to create outdoor themed areas where children can self-select resources. Choose how you fill them up and change the themes/contents to suit your topics and provide children with multiple learning opportunities.
Let’s not forget the importance of physical development and keeping children active. Climbing, carrying, balancing and risk taking are all crucial for a child’s physical and mental development and there’s no need to blow the budget. This Loose Parts Obstacle Course allows children to build their own trim trail – the joy of building the course is as much fun as using it – and children can develop new configurations every day!
Putting the great into the great outdoors is what we try and do here at Cosy. We strive to use sustainable materials to create resources that complement the natural environment. We know budgets are tight and our key aim to ensure children have the access they deserve to resources that enhance their learning and their lives and that don’t cost the earth (in more ways than one!). Find all our resources at www.cosydirect.com.