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LET'S GO OUTDOORS!

About

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.

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OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

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 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.

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OUTDOOR PLAY
HEALTH BENEFITS

         Outdoor Health Benefits  

  • There are many benefits from fresh air

  • Outdoors provides essential Vitamin D

  • Escape from indoor germs &  bacteria which mostly live on indoor surfaces.

  • It provides opportunities to strengthen gross motor skills & get more exercise.

  • Allows children to develop a stronger autoimmune system and a resistance to allergies.

        Outdoor Educational Benefits

  • Brain stimulation

  • Helps build self confidence

  • Children become aware of limits, boundaries and challenges (safe risks) in their play.

  • Children are are more likely to try new activities.

  • Appreciation of nature

  • Use of large muscles (gross motor skills) and work off extra energy   

  • Promotion of problem solving & imagination

  • New scenery = more opportunities for children to be excited for learning

  • Open-ended experiences & explorations

  • New sensory experiences

  • More problem-solving opportunities

  • New discoveries daily

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Our nature inspired 
PLAYSCAPE  and
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
are both 
intentionally designed with our
young learners in mind.