To increase the amount of time children spend freely outdoors
Here are some ways to have fun “freshersizing”:
• Set up pop-up tents to make an instant campground for dramatic
• Observe the weather.
• Spend time outdoors in all sorts of weather. Dressing and
undressing a group of preschoolers in their winter gear can be a
huge job, but the pros far outweigh the cons—so go for it!
Children do not have to have a fancy play area with a lot of
equipment. They love to dig, poke, haul, collect, chase, and discover
on their own.
Suggestions If nothing else, remember that when preschool children dance in
rain, jump in leaves, listen to snow crunch underfoot, immerse
hands inside slimy pumpkins, pet rabbits, and smell the earth while
it’s awakening in spring, they are experiencing the physical world
firsthand. This is how the world comes to life for them and how they
come to life.
Go to www.JudithAnneRice.com to watch the video The Power of Rest!
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