It is part of our educational philosophy to ensure children who attend mykindy have a balanced approach to play – both indoors and outdoors. Our outdoor environment is where they can connect with nature and develop an appreciation for it. Research studies confirm that people who participate in nature-based experiences tend to be happier and healthier than those who don’t. They also tend to be more environmentally aware, growing an importance of sustainability and the impact it has on our world.
We believe it is important for our youngest people to connect to nature because it promotes health and wellbeing, cognitive, social and emotional development, and leads to stronger creativity and resilience.
From time to time, some of our excursions incorporate nature walks at nearby greater Gympie Region National Parks where the children get to learn about native fauna and flora.
All children must wear hats and sunscreen to participate in outdoor activities.
See here for more information on Nature Play.