Today the toddlers made the most of the good weather and enjoyed lots of different learning experiences. They were busy watering the welly plants and riding the bikes . We also created some nice pictures with the paint and played with the playdough. We were very tired after our busy day and happily chilled out in our book corner area outside.
The outdoor environment has massive potential for learning. Here at Cart Mill we provide opportunities for children to learn and assess their outdoor surroundings. This morning we had fun splashing in the puddles and using the funnels and pipes to pour the rain in to. The children were estimating how fast they thought the water would flow.
This afternoon we decided to extend the bike track. We had a go at drawing our own parking spaces for our bikes and used some chalk to draw pictures on the ground.
“If we want a society that promotes happiness and well-being among children, we could start by giving them back space where they are happiest along with the freedom to enjoy it”, Children society, (2012).