Cavatina Features in PTA+ Magazine's Top Buys for Positive Outdoor Learning Experiences
This month Percussion Play features in PTA+ Magazine's article showcasing the ‘PTA Top Buys’ for learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Research has shown that an outdoor learning environment can improve children’s motivation and well-being and can contribute to increasing children’s physical activity and learning outcomes.
Learning need not take place solely within educational buildings. The outdoor environment has massive potential for learning and stepping outside into the natural environment will help ensure that children and young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors, and responsible citizens.
It is essential that we continue to provide creative, sustainable, and progressive opportunities for all children and young people to participate in a range of outdoor learning experiences.
Outdoor learning encompasses the entire range of learning experiences undertaken outside. From reading a book outside, or joining a numeracy lesson, to learning to make music, right through to participating in an overseas expedition - there is a full spectrum of valid outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people to benefit from.
Some things just work better outdoors, and music is one of them! The Rainbow Cavatina is a durable and weather-proof outdoor xylophone which is easy to learn and suited to both beginners and more experienced musicians. Children revel in the freedom to explore the range of sounds, tempos, and dynamics of this and other outdoor musical instruments and free play is what gives them mastery. Children often feel less inhibited outdoors and musical playground equipment will help introduce basic musical concepts whilst being sure that the focus is on the fun. This notion of experimentation, of flexibility, of just having a go are all elements needed to become confident, rounded musicians of the future.
Read the article: PTA+ Magazine’s article
“Outside, quiet children start to talk more, and children who find it hard to be constrained begin to relax. Children need to be outside long enough to feel at home there.”
Emma Shaw – Founder of Into the Woods Outdoor Nursery