August 25, 2011

Outdoor Learning.

There are so many sensory experiences to be had outside. At our house it usually involves listening to the birds, vehicles, and helicopters; watching the bunnies, squirrels, and bugs; and feelings the rough tree bark, soft grass, and slimy mud.

We try to spend at least 2 hours outside every day. With it being so hot, we usually go out early in the morning and again in the afternoon with the kiddie pool.

This morning while we were playing in the yard, I recorded some of Red's favorite things to do. They are great examples of activities to improve concentration and hand-eye coordination. Free, child-directed learning through play...what could be better than that?!

Dropping sticks through the holes in a chair.

 Sliding pods/leaves through the cracks in the fence.

Dropping sticks/rocks through a hole in his playset.

Putting mulch through the holes of a hose reel.

And there's always the sandbox for great scooping/dumping practice.

Enjoy your yard!

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