May 17, 2021 | Nathan Johnson
No playgrounds? No problem. …Even after 9 months.
The Rivers Class delights in outside play and learning every day.
All year, the children have been running, playing, imagining, collecting, and exploring, unaided by anything much in terms of playthings.
Recently, our outside play has gotten a bit more elaborate …
You have already heard about the balls (in a previous blog) and watching construction (on Seesaw) …
But we have now graduated from sticks and rocks to
tools for digging!
We have added
goals for scoring!
And chalk, so we can always leave the park more
then we found it …
As the Reggio philosophy reminds us,
“Play is the work of children”
Another way to think of this is …
(and getting dirty and sweating and falling and getting hurt and getting up again)
The gross and fine motor skills they are honing, spatial awareness, and teamwork they are building will help them in reading, writing, mathematics, and beyond …
Have fun outside!