10-3 | The Sage Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Book Review

The Sage Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Tim Waller, Eva Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, Libby Lee-Ham-mond, Kristi Lekies, and Shirley Wyver, eds.
London: SAGE Publication, Ltd., 2017. Acknowledgments, introduction, and index. 706 pp. $175.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781473926608.

by Olga S. Jarrett

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This weighty book (more than three informative pounds) contains forty chapters on different aspects of outdoor play for young children. The outgrowth of ten years of discussions among members of the Outdoor Play and Learning Special Interest Group of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, this is a follow up to The Sage Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood (2014). The fifty-six early-childhood researchers who contributed to the book have written about twenty countries located in northern Europe (United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Austria, and Germany), the Mediterranean region (Greece and Turkey), Africa (Ethiopia and South Africa), Oceana (Australia and New Zealand), Asia (South Korea and Japan), and the Americas (Canada, United States, Chile, and Columbia). The book is organized into six parts, each with a different focus. Each part features six to seven chapters examining the topic and research from a variety of countries.