The Outdoor Classroom

Maria Montessori asserted, “When children come in contact with Nature they reveal their Strength.”

Being outside is THE best. Children use all of our senses when we’re outside. They see, hear, smell, touch and sometimes taste if there are tasty vegetables in the garden or fruit on the trees. Being outdoors builds their confidence. It teaches responsibility and promotes imagination. In a less structured environment, children have an opportunity to control their movement and refine their gross motor skills. Being outdoors promotes exercise, allows them to release energy that has built up throughout the day, and gives them a much deserved brain break after working hard. Simply put, children need to move! These are just a few of the benefits of having an outdoor class.