Stomping in the Mud Play Group is a rich, natural outdoor play environment where children have the opportunity to play outside,
rain or shine ... a chance for preschoolers to 'live in the moment' while learning through play.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Outside Play Is Not A Waste Of Time.......

When I play outside.......

I take risks
I face challenges
I solve problems
I make choices
I belong
I learn about my world
I discover and explore
I experiment
I imagine
I create
I take responsibility
I collaborate, communicate and co-operate
I lead
I can be noisy, messy and adventurous
I am independent
I am resilient
My body is strong
I learn about the natural world
I invent
I build
I am calmer and less anxious
I have a strong immune system
I wonder
I feel good about myself
I can be wild
I can be still
I find out what my body can do
I observe, I smell, I touch, I taste
I focus and concentrate
I feel connected to the natural world
I watch things grow
I explore mathematical and scientific concepts
I solve conflicts
I pretend
I am motivated
I am curious
I am master of my universe
I am healthy
I make up stories
I master physical skills
I have fun

Outdoor Play is NOT a waste of time

Give me long stretches of time, unhurried, unstructured play outdoors
It makes me happier, healthier, stronger and smarter.

Credit for this article goes to Jenny Kable from Australia, Let the Children Play