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Methods to Introduce Young Learners to the Outdoors

Regular exposure to nature has several benefits for young children, including enhanced physical and mental health. Children who allocate more time outdoors are less likely to suffer from depression, asthma, and other ailments.

At Nursery in Al Furjan, the teachers have a compelling argument to incorporate more natural materials into their lessons in light of these advantages. It can be difficult for a lot of us to fit in extra time in nature during an already hectic school day. However, introducing children to nature doesn't have to be a laborious or difficult task in terms of logistics. Here are seven simple methods for bringing nature into your classroom.

Some advice for incorporating the outdoors into your daily routine
Include nature in your teaching methods

By introducing nature into your regular classroom activities, you can make sure that your pupils have access to it. If you work in a setting where kids go outdoors to transition to different spaces, like the cafeteria, try extending the period of transition by allowing a bit of extra time outside. You can even have students practice moving like various creatures as you transition, or you can encourage them to notice the smells and sights around them while they walk.

Go outside for a little snack or lunch

You can do this whenever the weather allows. You can teach the necessary skills indoors while you get ready, like sitting on a mat or carpet square and handling wrappers or other debris that might explode away in a windy area.

Make your interior space more natural

Provide a small portion of nature to your students rather than transporting them there. Natural imagery, organic furnishings, and earthy hues can all be used to decorate your classroom. To help your students remember their conjunction with nature, you might want to hang pictures of kids playing outside.

Utilise natural resources

Many classroom areas can benefit from the engaging sensory experiences that natural materials can offer. Add small stones, wood slices, or twigs to the block area. Natural manipulatives can often be used in place of plastic ones, even in maths curricula that are already in place. Instead of using plastic chips, you might prefer large seeds. Kids could collect acorns instead of Unfix cubes. Incorporate natural materials into art or construction projects to introduce kids to the variety of colours, shapes, and textures present in the natural world.

Think about a classroom pet

Adopting an animal or animals into the classroom can create a special bond between your pupils and the natural world, but it also requires a major commitment from you and your class.

Bring fauna to your abode

Wildlife visits to classrooms of Nursery in Al Furjan can be safely encouraged. Visitors can be drawn in by placing a bird feeder outdoors your window, and you can gently invite people to go bird-watching by providing a field guide and some pairs of binoculars. All you need to do is make sure your bird feeder is cleaned on a regular basis. If installing a bird feeder in yard is not an option, virtual abodes cams of nearby birds can offer a wonderful way to establish a connection with the wild creatures in your area.

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