Time outdoors presents children with a multitude of unique experiences, encouraging different skills from those learnt in the indoor environment. Natural areas provide children with new smells, textures, animals, plants. Along with a chance to gain a newfound respect for the world we live in, outdoor play provides children with the opportunity to amaze and delight in the everyday at their own pace, alongside supportive adults who build upon children’s interests.
Outdoors children can play louder, bigger and messier, allowing for spontaneous uninterrupted learning. Each experience is completely unique to the outdoors; resources are open ended offering a wider range of possibilities. Outdoors children discover, collaborate, take risks and move freely in the carefully thought out environments.
Practitioners embrace all weathers, teaching children about the unique seasons of the year and the many possibilities that come with different weather.
In a society often disconnected from areas of natural beauty, such as woodlands, the concept of ‘Kids Outdoors’ was born. Kids Outdoors is an inspirational process which allows children to reconnect with the natural environment, giving opportunities to gain valuable new skills, through play-based, hands on learning in the great outdoors.
Inspired by the Forest School approach and other theories into Outdoor Learning, sessions enable children to grow in confidence, work as a team and discover all the wonder that nature has to offer.
For more information or if you have any questions about Outdoor Learning at Kids Planet or our ‘Kids Outdoors’ session, please feel free to contact our Outdoor Learning Lead Rhiannon Scott at Rhiannon.firstname.lastname@example.org