Many skills and concepts can be learned through outdoor play and exploration, such as the development of orientation and mobility skills. In addition, concrete hands-on experience provides an opportunity to learn about concepts such as wet/dry, heavy/light, big/little, which is the basis for the development of literacy and numeracy skills.
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) shares a wonderful guide to outdoor play for children who are blind or visually impaired. This 22-page guide was written by Karen Hirst (RNIB Children, Young People and FamiliesSpecialist Development Officer – Early Years/Early Intervention) and Kate Kotschy (Qualified Habilitation Specialist), and is available to download for free. It includes the following sections: