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Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom

 
To nurture the whole child,  education needs to follow the fundamental principle that children are learning everywhere and all the time. Children need a broad variety of learning experiences and opportunities to grow in areas such as gross and fine motor development, social-emotional development, language development, and creative expression. Mastery of the skills associated with these areas is critical for healthy development as well as later academic success, and requires an educational format that is very different from a traditional elementary classroom. 
 
BENEFITS OF THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
 
Physical:
  • An increase in physical development, capability, and activity
  • Setting up patterns for an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Fewer children suffering from diseases such as obesity, Diabetes, and ADD/ADHD
 
Cognitive:
  • Stronger language, problem-solving, and communication skills through projects and group activity
  • Developing an interest in science and math through connecting with nature
  • Fostering learning through self-initiation, control, and personal responsibility
 
Psychological:
  • Happier
  • Higher, more positive self-esteem
  • Effective relationship building in a cooperative, non-competitive environment
  • Building a healthy and balanced internal psychology from time spent alone
  • Manifesting classroom harmony
  • Social-emotional mastery
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