The Outdoor Classroom... what that means to me is a wonderfully natural place for children to learn and grow in. If you'd like to see my favorites take a look here, here, or here. These are just a few of the many, many blogs I have seen and read with beautiful outdoor spaces, if you just browse through them, you'll see what I mean. Their spaces are truly beautiful and welcoming.
So, I have spent a long time trying to emulate some of these outdoor spaces. Sometimes it's me that puts up my own obstacle, and sometimes it is licensing issues (which I won't go into) that keep me from creating the outdoor space I see in my dreams. That being said, I did set up a little area on the patio this week with a table and chairs, chalkboard, and easel. I also brought out a couple boxes of blocks to play with, and set some PVC pipe pieces in the sandbox to see what the kids would do with them. I think it was a success...
|I don't know if you can tell, there is a race care that he put through the pipe, it is coming out the bottom of the pipe.|
|Sometimes it's fun to just climb and lie down.|
Little Man kept looking over the edge and shaking his head back and forth.
|Exploring under the play structure was fun too|