The garden, an interactive playground that engages many senses; and Gardening, a fascinating activity that encourages children’s innate curiosity about nature and environment. It ignites their sense of wonder, enjoy and discover the great outdoors, especially now, when the screen takes up a lot of focus in their lives.
It teaches children to appreciate and value nature, learn the nuances of nurturing while caring for plants, instill the attributes of patience observing the cycles of growth, develop locomotor, body management and object control skills while they move from one place to the other carrying tools, soil and water
Hands-on experience teaches them invaluable lessons in responsibility, appreciating nature as the primary food source, growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables and consciously caring for the environment.
But that’s not the only place children will dig their hands in the earth. We have a second activity combined in this program to make learning much more fun.
Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that helps children explore their creativity. The reason for including Pottery in our program is not just that but, in fact, the manifold learning that takes place through the process of this immersive activity. Children have the freedom to explore tools like dry clay and mud-clay while providing opportunities for literacy and STEM stimulation in high-quality ceramic space, where they practice fine and gross motor skills such as wedging clay, different techniques in pottery making, finishing, trimming and decorating their creation.
Not only does pottery impart physical and sensory development, it also helps instill humility, patience and delicate handling of the medium.