In our kindergarten we are committed to go outdoors every day- rain or shine, snow or mud. We are so lucky to be in such a beautiful park. With the proper clothing we brave the weather everyday.
In the coldest days we walk and walk to keep warm, we only ever encountered a few dog walkers out in the early morning. We all enjoy the icy crunchiness underfoot when Jack Frost has come to visit, the mist lifting up like a magic curtain. We are all grateful when we step inside the school doors and feel the warmth return to our faces.
In the warm days we enjoy the flowers and the tall meadow grass, the sun on our faces, the birds singing. We marvelled at how much faster we can run without layers and layers and without our wellie boots.
The play outdoors has a different quality, the social dynamics outside are more relaxed, it feels like we all take a few deep breaths and settle into our day.