A recent Straits Times Life! article on “Learning outside the classroom” reported that prominent preschools have made outdoor play a priority. According to research, playing outdoors is not only fun for children, it is a necessary part of their development. The article quoted a spokesperson from the Early Childhood Education Agency (ECDA) as saying “children learn better outside and are happier and healthier too”.

Nature-based Curriculum for Our Campuses

The November 27th 2022 article highlighted the conducive and nurturing outdoor learning environment at Skool4Kidz Preschools.

Thank you The Straits Times for the feature highlighting Skool4Kidz Preschools’ Outdoor Learning and specialised Nature Curriculum.

Our three large campuses located in Fernvale, Sengkang Riverside Park and Yishun each have a specialised Nature Curriculum to imbue an appreciation of botanicals at a young age. They contain a plethora of outdoor play facilities. Biophilic playgarden, hydroponic garden and even community gardens are purposefully built for children learn to grow and harvest plants.

Our award-winning Campus at Sengkang Riverside Parkis recognised as “the first in Singapore to be built within a public park”. The article said the 4,000 sq m campus also contains “a butterfly lodge and a living roof that is home to various plant and animal species”.

Children play, have picnics and learn about nature in the park every week at Skool4Kidz Campus @ Sengkang Riverside Park.

The article also highlighted the biophilic indoor playgarden at the 5,000 sq m Campus at Fernvale located at 60 Sengkang West Avenue. The playgarden features “an array of bird’s nest ferns, tropical plants, logs and walking tracks”.

Skool4Kidz Campus @ Fernvale preschoolers spend their weekly coding class outside at the biophilic playgarden.

The Road Safety Traffic Park on the top floor was highlighted as a first within a preschool in Singapore. Here, the children “role-play as riders and pedestrians and learn safety rules and courtesy while developing gross motor skills and coordination”.

Benefits of The Great Outdoors

Ms Teri Teo, Skool4Kidz Preschools’ Director of Communications and Capability Development, added “parents are becoming more aware of the benefits of outdoor learning”. She highlighted that recent studies have shown “excessive learning indoors might lead to detrimental conditions for preschoolers, such as myopia”.

Preschoolers are nurtured to appreciate nature and botanical knowledge from a young age at Skool4Kidz Preschools.

One mother of a five-year-old girl attending Skool4Kidz Campus @ Fernvale expressed her delight that her daughter is “becoming more observant and sensitive to the environment”.

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