5 REASONS - WHY OUTDOORS?

 
 

1. HEALTH

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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