Two Year Olds Outdoors





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Three toddlers are playing outdoors, one pointing upward, the other two walking. Text reads "TWO YEAR OLDS OUTDOORS - Play, Learning & Development" by SIREN FILMS.

Through observing what children are interested in at this stage of their lives this film gives real insight into why spending time outdoors is essential for their holistic development.

Following six children of gradually increasing ages we’ll see that movement is still an intrinsic part of learning for this age group. As the children follow their interests we can see and hear them making new connections as they experiment and come up with new ideas. Outdoors they are clearly motivated to learn at a deep level.

During this year the children’s language, imagination and social skills are really taking off. The film focuses on these developments as so much of their time outdoors is spent developing these skills in an environment that is full of possibilities.

Made in conjunction with Jan White an early years outdoors specialist. She has also written the comprehensive accompanying notes which link developmental theory with practice, expand on information given in the film and include prompts for developing practice.

  • Understand particular stages of development
  • Gain a deep understanding of what and how children learn through physical play
  • See how to support physical development
  • Understand the theory of self-regulation and how it can be encouraged
  • See clear examples of adult support for effective learning strategies
  • Put what you learn into practice and effectively support independent learning
  • Be able to think constructively about risk

How can I use this video? +

  • The chapters establish key areas of learning and development, perfect for in house training
  • Each individual chapter allows for in-depth analysis, perfectly complimenting use in presentations, seminars and lectures
  • Great for inspiring group discussions amongst staff teams
  • Encourages thought and reflection on current practice
  • Compliments 1-2-1 supervision training and CPD
  • Real examples clearly illustrate complex theories producing engaging and memorable learning
  • The chapter structure offers flexible learning time and pace convenient to you



2 years 4 mths: Schematic exploration of the garden, park and at the shops with mum.


2 years 5 mths: Foraging and exploring her nursery garden environment.


2 years 9 mths; Enjoying the freedom to move, explore and make noise in his nursery garden.



2 years 10 mths: Engaging with nature and the elements in the nursery garden.


2 years 11 mths: Playing with water in it’s many different forms.


3 years: Boisterous imaginative play with a group in the nursery garden.

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DOWNLOAD INCLUDES: 8 x MP4 HD files + Comprehensive user notes to support your training (PDF download via email)

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With Siren’s instant online access you can rent this training film for 1 week, 3 months or a year. Our most affordable option makes this training accessible to watch on any device to train as many staff members from one setting* as you need. You will need a reasonably fast internet. You can test this by watching one of our trailers. If that works your good to go.

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