“Life is playfulness…We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us.” ~ Flora Colao
Outdoor playtime is not just a time for children to explore and challenge what their body can do and develop self-management skills like play cooperatively in a group: sharing, taking turns. It also provokes children to be curious about their surroundings, ask questions and use their senses to learn.
In addition, outdoor playtime gives the students the opportunity to extend their imagination and make “Magic” with the objects they find in their surroundings, such as sticks and stones. Lastly, outdoor playtime gives children choices on what to explore and how to challenge their body, time for their voices to be heard, and ownership for their learning.