5 REASONS - WHY OUTDOORS?
Being outside promotes a sense of connection and has
a positive impact on our health.
2. NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Spending time learning in a natural environment capitalizes
on a child’s natural assets including curiosity, enthusiasm,
and sense of wonder.
3. ACADEMIC READINESS
Children acquire more advanced motor skills, such as agility, balance and coordination, and core strength which directly corresponds to reading comprehension and other academic “readiness” skills.
5. acquisition of 21st century skills
An outdoor classroom can lead to stronger awareness, reasoning
and observation skills contributing to 21st century skills acquisition like collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
4. LESS BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES
Research indicates that when children spend more time outside,
they are less likely to develop behavioral challenges or suffer
from social/emotional issues such as anxiety, depression,
or attention deficit disorder