We have created and are continuing to create an incredible natural play space with adventure everywhere! Our children frequently spend all day outside and never get bored. We believe in free and unstructured physical activity that is outside and for extended periods of time. Boston College Psychology professor Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life writes:
Free play is nature’s means of teaching children that they are not helpless. In play, away from adults, children really do have control and can practice asserting it. In free play, children learn to make their own decisions, solve their own problems, create and abide by rules, and get along with others as equals rather than as obedient or rebellious subordinates.
We don’t mind rain, we don’t mind wind, and we don’t mind mud. We don’t like cold, but we are willing to sacrifice for our children. Your children will only be in front of a screen at our school when they are doing yoga. They will spend hours daily outside exploring our backyard, garden, animals, and all that it has to offer.