The Benefits of Nature-based Learning by Kristen Hampshire

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Early childhood programs with lesson plans like ‘over the river and through the woods’ provide a valuable foundation.

A rumbling preschooler pushes against a log in the woods, rolling it over just enough to get a peek at what’s underneath. A few worms squirm across the worn bark, prompting a peal of laughter: “Look!”

The natural world is alive with spontaneity and unexpected lessons at every turn. Unlike predictable games, the surprises a young learner discovers outdoors promote problem-solving skills, scientific and mathematical exploration, language and preliteracy skills.

Curiosity. Persistence. Creativity. Risk-taking. Resilience.

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