We take our scholars outdoors every day, giving them an entirely different environment to explore. Outdoors they can stretch, breathe fresh air, take in the sunshine (or the rain or snow), and enjoy the freedom of open space. They can run, jump, swing, climb, and use their large and small muscles. They marvel at the creatures they find, watch trees move in the wind, and collect seeds and leaves.
We want to give the scholars opportunities to appreciate nature and wonder about their discoveries. Unless the weather is extreme, we go outdoors several times a day. Sometimes we go for a neighborhood walk and talk about everything we see: a construction project, squirrels, perhaps someone delivering a package. We look for things to collect outdoors, such as leaves, seeds, and dandelions. We talk about weather changes and what animals do. During our time outdoors, the children can move freely and develop their large-muscle skills. Physical exercise and fresh air are essential to your child’s health and well-being.