For our Pre School age children we promote the ethos of Forest Kindergartens which originated in Scandinavia. In the Forest environment commercial toys that have a predefined meaning or purpose are not utilised if it can be avoided. This supports the development of language skills, as children verbally create a common understanding of the objects used as toys in the context of their play.
Playing outside for prolonged periods has been shown to have a positive impact on children’s development, particularly in the areas of balance and agility, manual dexterity, physical coordination, tactile sensitivity and depth perception. Either walking to or travelling in our eco-friendly minibus enables us to venture to various wooded and ‘forest like’ areas throughout the island.