Outdoor Activities Blog Posts

14
May
2019
New Inventions at Little Dreamers

New Inventions at Little Dreamers

By admin on May 14, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Have you ever wanted to take a shower in sand? The students at Little Dreamers have made that possible. After being given a bunch of connectable tubing, the children began building various structures and experimenting with how the sand flowed through it. They are pictured here enjoying “taking a shower” in the sand as one student pours in sand from the top so that it flows out the side. This type of activity builds strength and gross motor skills, and also develops creativity and problem solving skills. It also improves communication skills and teamwork abilities as all the kids work together and take turns switching roles.

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25
Apr
2019
Future Physicists

Future Physicists

By admin on April 25, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Here the children are pictured exploring the effects of gravity. They are seeing what happens when they roll a ball down this tube and what happens when they try to roll it the other direction. Activities like this prompt children to ask question and improve their cognitive thinking. These activities also set the foundations for children to be able to learn more complex scientific concepts in the future.

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17
Apr
2019
Time to Tire Swing

Time to Tire Swing

By admin on April 17, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Playing on the playground is more than just fun. Kids who play outside have improved physical health and large motor skills. Playing outside with other students also contributes to social and emotional skills. The kids pictured here on the tire swing are actively using their communication skills to express whether they want to go fast or slow and respond to each others desires.

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9
Apr
2019
Sunny Days Means Water Play!

Sunny Days Means Water Play!

By admin on April 9, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children at Little Dreamers are enjoying this warm weather by playing with water. Water play is a great way to build hand eye coordination and fine and large motor skills. It also encourages creativity and imagination as children picture themselves in different roles such as being a scientist mixing chemicals or a wizard making potions.

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2
Apr
2019
Let’s Build A Fort!

Let’s Build A Fort!

By admin on April 2, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Outside, the kids are working on a fort. Building a fort can have many benefits. It is a great way of facilitating creativity and imagination. Fort building also engages a child’s problem solving abilities and large motor skills, and it’s a great way to improve communication and teamwork skills.

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23
Mar
2019
Water Play at Little Dreamers

Water Play at Little Dreamers

By admin on March 23, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Water play can be a very beneficial activity for children. As the children use kitchen gadgets to scoop, poor, whisk, and baste, they are developing their fine and gross motor skills. They are also practicing social skills as they share experiences and take turns using different tools. Water play can also stimulate a child’s creativity and imagination, whether they’re pretending to cook, clean, or perhaps experiment.

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15
Mar
2019
Little Dreamers’ Next Top Model

Little Dreamers’ Next Top Model

By admin on March 15, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Lately the kids have been very into dress-up and fashion. After some insisting by the students, the teachers finally helped set up a fashion show outside, complete with mirrors, decorations, music, and of course lots of costumes. The kids chose outfits and accessories, asking each other and the teachers for assistance when needed, and had fun strutting their stuff and posing for the camera. Dressing up helps kids to foster their imaginations and better develop their sense of self.

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14
Mar
2019
Future Bakers!

Future Bakers!

By admin on March 14, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Our kids love playing in the”Mud Kitchen”. This particular day the kids were making mud pies and cupcakes. They explored how the different molds and tools worked and shared the findings with their constituents. This type of creative play helps kids expand their imaginations, develop social skills, and improve their large and fine motor skills.

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8
Mar
2019
Stickers in the Art Garden

Stickers in the Art Garden

By admin on March 8, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Today in our Art Garden area, the kids had fun playing with heart shaped stickers. They had to ask a teacher for stickers, peel the backing off, and remember to place all trash in a bin. Peeling the stickers can be quite tricky so this helped them to improve their dexterity and fine motor skills. Many communication skills were also used as the kids asked the teacher and their friends for assistance, and shared their art with others.

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6
Mar
2019
Project Runway at Little Dreamers

Project Runway at Little Dreamers

By admin on March 6, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week during outdoor playtime a group of children decided to play fashion designer. Pictured here is a team of children helping to construct a costume by rolling, folding, cutting, and taping paper. This activity is helping the kids to improve dexterity and develop fine motor skills. The children are also improving their communication and teamwork skills as the talk and work cooperatively to create their masterpiece.

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