Educational equipment placed outdoors have several benefits. It helps children learn while playing with them, gather new information and develop skills in a fun way. Children learn to push their boundaries and become good at risk assessment. Outdoor play is a great way of encouraging children’s creativity, building social skills and developing interactions among children, away from an adult. As outdoor spaces are usually less crowded than indoors, it is less intimidating and helps children naturally come out of their shells and be more social. It enables children to be more willing to join in games and activities, and more likely to talk to other children and make new friends. It also teaches them to explore new games and become confident in learning to trying out new things.
Since we all know how much children enjoy being outdoors, we planned a day full of fun games in the Cassia Atrium. Kids were amused to play games like Growling Belly, Hunt for Dinosaur in a sand tub, Peek-A-Boo through colourful ribbon hangings, Treasure Hunt for fruits and vegetable, Best shot into Dinosaurs tummy, Artilicious- pasting pieces of paper underneath the table and shape hangings, to name a few. Children enjoyed all the stations as they explored all of them with their buddies.
The fun quotient was at its highest when our little dancers moved to the ‘Shimmy Shimmy Yaa’ station where they picked ribbon rings and pom-poms to dance on some of their favourite numbers.