LET'S GO OUTDOORS!
The importance of children being outdoors has been well established as a means of improving resiliency as well as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
Our nature inspired Outdoor Playscape and Outdoor Classroom
intentionally designed with our young learners in mind.
Outdoor experiences give young children the chance to explore the natural environment, take risks, take on new adventures, push their physical limits, learn new things, & have opportunities for bigger movements, it also has many health benefits. These are all necessary ingredients for building confident & successful children.
At HSEOC, we are committed to partnering with families to help all children be successful, so we make sure to create opportunities for children to explore outdoors daily, even in the winter, so they can get all the additional benefits of outdoor play. NEW THIS YEAR- We've added an OUTDOOR CLASSROOM so children can spend more time outdoors learning and taking in all the advantages of outdoor explorations. Both our Outdoor Playscape and our Outdoor Classroom are intentionally designed with our young learners in mind.
Outdoor Health Benefits
It provides essential Vitamin D.
Germs & bacteria mostly live on indoor surfaces.
It provides opportunities to strengthen gross motor skills & get more exercise.
Outdoor Educational Benefits
Appreciation of nature
Promotion of problem-solving & imagination
New scenery = more opportunities for children to be excited for learning
Open-ended experiences & explorations
New discoveries daily