Outdoor Play



Outside time is an extension of the classroom. Children learn to play together, follow rules, and work on basic motor skills which are the building blocks of future physical development. They may play in the large sandbox, paint the building with water and brushes, join in cooperative games on the sidewalk with chalk, or engage in pretend play.

When we play outside, we are learning:

large motor skills
dramatic play
direction following
problem solving
spatial awareness
cooperative play
small motor skills
hand/eye coordination
awareness of nature and surroundings