Tag Archives: outside
So much happens outside! We like to spend a lot of time outdoors because it’s packed with exciting opportunities to explore and express creativity. While outdoors, we often play structured games with Coach Chip or read books, sing songs, exercise and dance together. However, some of the best times we have are when we get to enjoy the beautiful weather and connect with one another in FREE PLAY!
Play matters in our school. We believe it is essential to a child’s mental, physical and social development. We created a short video of a couple of the beautiful moments captured from a morning outside. Continue reading
Usually we paint inside the classroom, but the children expressed interest in painting outside, so we set up a provocation. Using paintbrushes and a mixture of water, cornstarch and food coloring, each color was placed in a bowl and presented to the children in a concrete area. What was missing was something to paint on. Interesting dilemma, agree?
Have you ever thought teachers require children to play outside only to have a break from learning? What if your child attends a school where playing outside is considered learning? We believe children learn while playing outside and we actively engage in activities that ignite their interests, question previous notions, and teach life-skills.
Children yearn to learn, even outside. Our outside areas are considered a classroom. This is where learning can come to life and we can learn about science, math, and so much more. The butterfly garden, vegetable gardens, bug hotel, bird habitat and play spaces allow for rich learning experiences. Continue reading
With the summer approaching the routine heat follows right along with it. To keep us nice and cool we have been experiencing water and all it uses. We learned that water is used for drinking, taking a bath, and playing. We provided the children with an opportunity to use water for exploring color and its property…..
When the children went outside to play, we found colorful blocks of ice in all different sizes. The children took their time approaching the ice, and touching it to discover what it was and what they could do with it.
We believe in providing the children with experiences that provoke their curiosity and creativity. Continue reading