The environment and what it does ...
At English Montessori Preschool, we go out with the children for play or projects as weather permits. Nature holds all the necessary factors to be invigorating to children.
Just last week, the children of one of our classes had the opportunity to do art outside in the park. Not only did they enjoy the painting with sticks, fingers, stones, etc. but they came up with their own project. They started making their own kites! They worked together or individually, compared their creations in length and functionality, ran with them, let them fly and they were proud of their kites. Best of all, it was a project created by the children. “All” they had were an invigorating environment, some materials and a team of friends.
“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.”