Outdoor Benefits


let’s break free from the classroom walls!

During the early years a child absorbs learning mainly via bodily movements. So there is no better place to learn than outside where they can be active and engaged.

Children are also very receptive to learning via play, talk and sensory experiences at this stage too. Being in nature and woodland provides plenty of natural elements, textures, feels and smells, using sticks and muddy puddles to make learning fun through exciting and challenging 'wild' play.

The outdoors is also a highly liberating space, with endless potential for creativity to flow. In nature’s playground, it feels like an adventure every day filled with exploration, joy and excitement.

 

Educational Benefits

 
 
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natural environment

  • Changing seasons to stimulate curiousity

  • Real-life problem solving opportunities

  • Understanding and connection with nature


Freedom

  • Space to move and build independence

  • Set up for collaborative play

  • Encourages children to speak up and listen

Challenge and risk

  • Awareness of risks to set own boundaries

  • Helps foster a ‘can-do’ mindset

  • Adapting to new situations


Greater Fun!

  • Bigger, more hands-on opportunities

  • Environment for imagination to run wild

  • Using open-ended, natural resources

 
 

Health and Social Benefits

 
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physical

  • Fresh air and fewer germs

  • Increased fitness and muscle strength

  • Balance and motorical skills

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psychological and mental

  • Accelerates speech development

  • Builds resilience and ability to risk assess

  • Improves attention, focus and creativity skills

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Social

  • Encourages empathy and less behavioural problems

  • Builds confidence and leadership

  • Greater use of team work and negotiation skills

 

Environmental Benefits

 
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future generations caring for our planet

We see learning outdoors as a two-way path whereby being in nature not only benefits your child, but hopefully your child will grow up to care for nature too.

We believe that the more awareness and understanding of nature we can inspire children to be part of a future generation who understand and have natural care for the planet.