In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever for children to have opportunities to connect with nature and engage in outdoor play. According to a recent study by the Natural Start Alliance, children who engage in outdoor play are more likely to achieve success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The study found that children who have regular access to nature and opportunities for outdoor play are more likely to be curious, persistent, and confident learners and to have better problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
At Vancouver Waldorf School, we recognize the importance of nature-based play in the development of our students. Our curriculum includes regular opportunities for outdoor play, exploration, and discovery, allowing children to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them. Through hands-on, experiential learning, children learn important scientific concepts and skills such as observing, measuring, and experimenting.
In addition, our science education programs are designed to be hands-on and experiential, allowing children to actively engage with the natural world and make discoveries on their own. This approach helps children develop a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and the ability to think critically about the world around them.
Moreover, students also develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world and the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.
At Vancouver Waldorf School, we believe that by providing regular opportunities for outdoor play, exploration, and discovery, we are giving children the tools they need to succeed in STEM fields and to become responsible and engaged citizens of the world.