Katy Harris is the founder of Katylou’s Ltd and has gained widespread acclaim for her real-life work and developmental programmes. She founded and developed Katylou’s Music and Movement and Katylou’s Forest School, where promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is at the very forefront – now more so than ever.
In this interview, Katy explains how she first began to appreciate the benefits of being outdoors with her own children. We go on to discuss how being outdoors can help children’s cognitive development, good mental health and wellbeing. Katy describes how the effects of play deprivation and the pandemic situation may affect children’s and families’ mental health. She also has strategies and top tips for practitioners and educators whether you are just starting to discover the power of the outdoors or are more experienced.