Outdoor Activities Blog Posts

23
Oct
2019
Sandy Showers

Sandy Showers

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

Each day the children get an opportunity to go outside and have free play. Giving children time for free play is important. It allows them to make their own decisions and promotes communication. Free play promotes personal, social and emotional development.

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4
Oct
2019
Picnic in the Play Yard

Picnic in the Play Yard

By admin on October 4, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children seen here are playing with plastic food and a dining and kitchen set. Using these gives the children a fun way to role play, communicate and be creative.

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10
Sep
2019
Water Play on a Hot Day

Water Play on a Hot Day

By admin on September 10, 2019 in Outdoor Activities Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

We are taking advantage of this warm weather as much as possible by having all sorts of water play. Pictured here the children have the sensory tanks filled with different colored water along with various containers and tools. Playing with the colored water helps the children to explore color mixing. The different containers and tools also help the children to develop their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

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23
Jul
2019
Water Day at Little Dreamers

Water Day at Little Dreamers

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

Last week, on water day, the kids built a river around a “mountain”. They worked together to dig the channels deep enough to float their boats. Doing this helped the children improve their teamwork and communication skills. They also learned more about forms of transportation as they played with and talked about boats.

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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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