Nature Lessons for Home Learning – How to Build a Hedgehog Home

Summary: Children and parents are struggling with staying indoors and sitting as a desk all day Set outdoor activities that they can both get involved in Time spent outside is good for the metal health of children and adults alike Building a hedgehog home is a great way to build many skills that a laptop simply can’t Whilst children are working from home, it’s widely known that children are finding it really difficult to sit down all day in their … Continue reading

Outside Time With Virtual Lessons

The government has said that all UK schools should be offering face-to-face virtual lessons for all children who are at home isolating due to Covid-19. This is a challenging prospect because of the lack of control on the resources you have with home schooling. One important element that is challenging is making sure that children get some lessons outside. The advantages of outside time are many. For one, it encourages physical activity. Secondly, it improves learning. And thirdly, it can … Continue reading

Can You Bring The Learning To The Children’s Interest?

Learning for children can sometimes be unwanted. They want to play or engage in activities that they’re interested in. They don’t want to be sat at a desk or on the floor listening to how to count or write out sentences. Children don’t see the value of these lessons in their life. However, that doesn’t mean that learning can’t be done by intermixing it with their own interests. In fact, children can become better learners when important lessons are blended … Continue reading

Activities Children at Home Can Do that Can Help Them Learn

Educating children has become much harder in the past few months. It seems that some educators are relying heavily on online worksheets and classrooms (like Oak National Academy) to help with learning objectives. However, there are activities that can be undertaken that can help with learning. When children are given more creative lessons, there can be some challenges. Supplies and equipment might not be available. Parents could order them, but this could also delay their learning. So, what activities could … Continue reading

Keeping Children Active Outside While Teaching Virtually

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In the current climate it’s hard to imagine how you can keep children active and going outside while they’re in lockdown and you’re providing lessons virtually. However, with technology and some ingenuity, you can create some interesting lessons outside that encourage your students to do some lessons in their gardens. There are many benefits to this. First of all, they’ll keep up with some fitness which has been a worry for the Government and children’s charities. Plus, time outside can … Continue reading

How to Make a Miniature Pond in Five Easy Steps

It’s fair to say that the current times have taught us a lot of things and just one of those is that it’s important, more now than ever that we make the most of our outside spaces at school and at home. As an added bonus, if we’re able to get creative within our outside space, it will have a positive impact on our children’s (and our own) mental health as well as a it being a great learning tool and … Continue reading

Outdoor Spring Activities From Your Recycling Box

These are challenging times at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that education can’t be fun or interesting for children. With the arrival of spring, it’s an exciting time to be learning outdoors. There’s so much to see and do and it’s a great time to explore minibeasts and start growing vegetables. It’s amazing what you can do being creative with your recycling, both at school and at home. Here are some great ideas that are low-cost and can be … Continue reading

FREE Rainbow Colouring Download #StayHomeSaveLives

We couldn’t help but notice the wonderful trend to keep our communities connected and to bring a smile to the faces of those looking out their windows whilst in isolation. As you may know, Able Canopies are all about getting children outside to play and learn and unfortunately, that is currently not possible for children that are temporarily off school or do not have a private garden. So to help bring a smile to children and adults who take a … Continue reading

Improve Learning By Engaging With Children’s Interests

If you want to improve the learning of students in your care you need to think about how you’re going to engage them. There are lots of ways that you can engage children with learning in schools. One of the most popular options is to increase learning activities outside. This is a great option that can improve learning as well as mental and physical health. There are also other teaching options available that will improve learning. Here are some ideas … Continue reading

Showing The Next Generations The Wonders Of Nature

Last year was an amazing year. Children across the UK, and the world, went on strike to promote protecting the planet. But this isn’t always inherent. Research in America, completed by the University of Chicago found that children under 11 tend to prefer urban environments more than they do the outdoors. This does change as children get older, and was seen in the study as the children got older they preferred natural scenes more. But another study in the UK … Continue reading