Let’s be honest, when you think of school or doing school work you think of being in your seat, pencil paper and books. Truthfully, studies have proven that learning happens anywhere, so why limit yourself to just the inside of a building.
By committing to learning both inside and outside the classroom, schools are able to teach children at any given time.
Outdoor learning experiences are proven to:
- develop reflective and inquisitive thinking along with problem-solving approaches in ‘real’ situations
- encourage holistic development of children
- develop a love, appreciation and respect for nature and all that is living
- develop an understanding of how we can look after our environment
- develop self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem
- develop collaborative-working and communication skills
- develop a lifelong love of the outdoorsSo go ahead and give it a try. Not only will you see the child flourish academically but you may see some behavior change for the better as well.
1st and 2nd Grade Math