We are so lucky to have a wonderfully large playground area to spend our afternoons in! Children are excited to investigate the plants, insects, and elements of the yard like sticks and rocks.
This exploration often leads to dramatic exploration and play as children act in roles and work together to make sense of the world around them!
We like to spend time outside, regardless of the weather! This helps children understand first hand the changing of the seasons and how the weather changes from day to day. It also helps us discuss how we need to be prepared for the weather and plan accordingly (wearing a sunhat, coat, boots).
The children become risk-takers as they connect with each other and the world in which they live. The best thing of all are the looks on their faces as we hear, "I can..." and "I did... !"