Well it turns out our parents were right! Creating a natural outdoor play space in your backyard is easy if you have access to natural materials, which most of us do.
According to LetTheChildrenPlay.net, elements to include in your natural outdoor play space should include:
- Natural Color
- Places to sit on, in, under, lean against, provide privacy, shade or shelter
- Different levels, nooks, crannies, places to hide
- Structures or objects that can be changed, including lots of loose parts
Children who have nature experiences demonstrate more advanced cognitive development by improving awareness, reasoning, and observational skills.
At Little Angels Preschool & Daycare in Ann Arbor we focus on growing the WHOLE child, not just academically, but also their character and well-being. Studies have shown that being outdoors is great for your child’s intelligence and their character, as well as their physical and mental health.
Little Angels is dedicated to spending much of your child’s day exploring nature. We feel that it’s the best and most effective way for children to learn and grow. Call (734) 998-0233 to schedule a tour!