Nature’s Pointe Cooperative Preschool
We love seeing the children explore and experiment in the outdoor classroom. They observe and learn to appreciate plants, insects, and animals. They practice science, math, art, and pre-literacy concepts when they are cooking in the mud kitchen, rolling down the hill, or building ramps. When they engage in risky play, they build confidence and work on social-emotional skills.
We saw all of this in action when our students built an obstacle course and set up a game of “The Floor is Lava” with logs, hay bales, and spare lumber pieces. We watched them think, plan, and talk through how they would get across the sections, overcome their fears, and encourage each other through the course. They even expanded the course to make it more challenging. It was amazing to watch them work together! Through hands-on learning and a “yes” environment, they are able to grow at a pace that’s best for them.