|Outdoor play is so good for Children|
At Circus Day nursery we recognise the importance of outdoor play for all children and have focused on improving the outdoor area to fully utilse the garden and the areas to enhance learning and development. The health benefits of building muscle and burning calories together with the stress release components of expending energy outdoors. Research has shown that physically active free play helps children become more attentive and less restless at other times of the day. Children can explore ideas and emotions more freely. At Circus we have almost acre of garden play area, which includes a Forest School learning intiative, which chidren love to explore.
Outdoor play helps young children and develop their senses, by exploring. Children remember more of the learning that they do when it is done via their senses, hence time spent outdoors may provide the best foundation for understanding the world.
Children need the balance of structured and unstructured outdoor play, and the opportunity to explore nature. Circus is proud to announce that we recieved planning permission for an Outdoor Classroom, which has just been completed, and we have full faith that the children will benefit from being able to use the outdoors in all weather, as they will have shelter from extreme heat/cold, whilst still being able to appreciate free flow at their own desire. The classroom is equipped with electricty and has child height sinks enabling children to full appreciate lots of experiences outdoors. The low level window is used as an observatory for children to also watch nature, and learn from observing.
Outdoor life is interesting and offers a variety of new activities and experiences. Children at Circus Day Nursery embrace life outdoors, they love taking care of the chickens and rabbits, and experiencing Forest school, under guidance and care of our Forest School leader, and now with the new addition of the Outside Classroom, we hope to enhance learing, developing a healthy mind and body for all our wonderful children.