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How do children benefit from a Nature Explore designed setting?

"Children in natural settings were reported to be more relaxed,focused,engaged,cooperative, creative, nurturing and happy compared with children in indoor classrooms and traditional playgrounds".

Social emotional development

-Facilitates better social and physical development
-Inspires collaboration and reduces aggression and bullying
-Creates feelings of empathy for nature and living things
-Reduces stress

Cognitive Development

-Supports creativity and imaginative play
-Critical thinking and problem solving
-Science: Construction and engineering skills
-Language and Literacy

Physical Development

-Improves fitness, motor skills and well-being

-Fresh air keeps children healthy and away from air born illnesses

-Developing sense of touch by exploring different outdoor materials.

-Improves balance as children are walking on different types of materials

Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom

At S.O.E.L.A. we believe that children are 100 percent washable! With that said we want to immerse them in an environment where they can use all their senses to learn about the world around them and be active participants! We are outside rain or shine!

A Nature explore outdoor learning space is composed of natural materials, a garden, mud kitchen, bird houses, logs to sit as well as skip on, art and music area, as well as lot of space to stretch and explore in! In a Reggio Emila inspired out door space there is a place called the Piazza, which is where school community gathers for fun activities and displays of work.

Kids Gardening
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Girl with Autumn Leaf
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Kids Reading Map
Observing Flowers
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SOELA Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom Design

Certified Nature Explore Classrooms are dynamic, nature-based play and learning spaces. The Seeds of Early Learning Academy outdoor classroom concept plan was designed and backed by research-based, field-tested design principles to create our nature-rich outdoor space. We are excited that we had a chance to collaborate with Nature Explore and bring this concept to life. We cannot wait for your child to experience a sense of wonder and endless creativity that our outdoor classroom has to offer!

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