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Pre-schoolers in nature: A five-week play & learning experience within a Turkish context

Pre-schoolers in nature: A five-week play & learning experience within a Turkish context Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-023-00867-0 RESEARCH AND THEORY Pre‑schoolers in nature: A five‑week play & learning experience within a Turkish context 1 2 Serap Sevimli‑Celik  · Begum Canaslan‑Akyar Accepted: 4 October 2023 © AESS 2023 Keywords Pre-schoolers · Experiential learning · Nature · Play · Qualitative research Introduction and wildlife, while also fostering responsibility for their surroundings (Beunderman 2010; Rivkin 2000; Robertson Children benefit physically, emotionally, socially, and intel- et al. 2009). Forming such intimate relationships, according lectually from playing outdoors (Fjørtoft 2001; Frost and to Lloyd and Gray, “construct deep environmental knowl- Norquist 2007; Frost and Sutterby 2017; Gill 2007; Green edge and understanding of the world that surrounds learners” et al. 2012; Knight 2017; Moore 2014; Prince and Diggory (2014, p. 1). Increasing research demonstrates that children’s 2023; Prince and Macgregor 2022; Robertson et al. 2009; regular contact with the natural world creates a lasting attach- Waite and Aronsson 2022). When children play outside ment and greater pro-environmental attitude (Chawla 2020; and connect with nature, they are exposed to natural col- Meis-Harris et al. 2021; Otto and Pensini 2017; Sellmann ours, different types of woodlands, and shifting topography and Bogner 2013). (Fjørtoft 2001). Stephenson (2002) considers the outdoors While research evidence points to numerous benefits, the a place of change http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences Springer Journals

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Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-023-00867-0 RESEARCH AND THEORY Pre‑schoolers in nature: A five‑week play & learning experience within a Turkish context 1 2 Serap Sevimli‑Celik  · Begum Canaslan‑Akyar Accepted: 4 October 2023 © AESS 2023 Keywords Pre-schoolers · Experiential learning · Nature · Play · Qualitative research Introduction and wildlife, while also fostering responsibility for their surroundings (Beunderman 2010; Rivkin 2000; Robertson Children benefit physically, emotionally, socially, and intel- et al. 2009). Forming such intimate relationships, according lectually from playing outdoors (Fjørtoft 2001; Frost and to Lloyd and Gray, “construct deep environmental knowl- Norquist 2007; Frost and Sutterby 2017; Gill 2007; Green edge and understanding of the world that surrounds learners” et al. 2012; Knight 2017; Moore 2014; Prince and Diggory (2014, p. 1). Increasing research demonstrates that children’s 2023; Prince and Macgregor 2022; Robertson et al. 2009; regular contact with the natural world creates a lasting attach- Waite and Aronsson 2022). When children play outside ment and greater pro-environmental attitude (Chawla 2020; and connect with nature, they are exposed to natural col- Meis-Harris et al. 2021; Otto and Pensini 2017; Sellmann ours, different types of woodlands, and shifting topography and Bogner 2013). (Fjørtoft 2001). Stephenson (2002) considers the outdoors While research evidence points to numerous benefits, the a place of change

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Published: Mar 1, 2024

Keywords: Pre-schoolers; Experiential learning; Nature; Play; Qualitative research

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