I sometimes worry that the experience I have chosen to give the children in my class does not fully prepare them for the next step in their educational journey. Then I realise that I am preparing them for life not just the formal school setting & more importantly I like to think I am helping to create unique memories for them as they move through life.
I saw these 2 posters on Discover the Forest's Facebook page, please do check out their page & website, both are well worth following. You can find the Facebook page here & the website at discovertheforest.org
I think it is pretty amazing that in just one year in my class a child can mark of 15 out of the 19 things in these posters, now some of them take place on visits elsewhere but 9 of them can be achieved in our little playground in a school. I think it's not a bad list to judge how good your preschool year was! And more importantly many of them happen everyday & are part & parcel of our outdoor play - playing in the rain & making mud pies, I also like to think we are more than a little unique in that we have a campfire on a weekly basis in the playground too.
I think that we could make our own little posters of things we have achieved outdoors before the age of 4
- Toasting marshmallows.
- Playing with sticks.
- Using hammers & nails.
- Going up a slide.
- Paint using rain.
Once again thanks to all those who linked up in the last OPP, the post I'm featuring this time is from Misplaced Brit on a breakfast picnic on the beach. I have a real affinity with beaches outside of the usual summer time use & love that they had to dig themselves little holes in the sand to sit in to enjoy flapjacks & hot drinks.
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