Bush Kindy is our outside nature play program that runs twice weekly at a variety of bushland sites on the College property. These sessions run for around two hours and are planned, but flexible. Clear expectations and boundaries are put in place to facilitate children to take controlled risks and engage with the environment in a supervised manner. The main benefit for children playing in the bush is that the natural environment allows them to be creative and imaginative thinkers. These skills are very crucial for developing 21st Century skills such as; Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Information literacy, Flexibility, Leadership, Initiative, Productivity and Social skills.
In our classroom children constantly play with toys. This is great, but Bush … Read the rest