“When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing them up in cupboards.” – Dr. Maria Montessori.
Well, the quote says it all! By taking children outside, it helps them form a meaningful relationship with the objects in their natural environment and stimulate all their senses. This awakens the senses and calls the child to come explore, creating a sense of wonder that will be important throughout her life.
Holding a froglet
The excitement of being in the new school site spreads to the outdoor programme. The entire large, green field our new school has, gives the children the spirit to wander around and to get to know their new surroundings.
Fun blowing the tall weed
Observing the caterpillar wrapped inside the leaf
Last week, the preschool children experienced their first nature walk around the school and it was for sure a lot to discover. During the walk, the children found several interesting things around the school, from colourful weeds, flowers, mushrooms, ants, butterflies, spiders, dragonflies, birds, frogs…and the list goes on! The children had the experience to explore, to discover, to observe, to touch, to smell, and to draw their discoveries. We had the chance to get muddy too!
A dragonfly close up
Getting wet and muddy then cleaning up
It was great fun and a wonderful learning experience for them. We are looking forward to more of this exciting outdoor adventure.
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