Last year Redeemer parents and friends met every Monday morning at Lindenwood Nature Preserve over the summer for regular nature play outings. The play host will be gone more often this summer, so instead will be leading these playdates more spontaneously this year. If you'd like to know when we're walking a day or two … Continue reading How To Join Summer Nature Play Times
As Redeemer Classical students study birds and insects this year for science, the coordinating nature walks will include birdhouse and bird feeder building, a visit from a local artist who paints outdoors, show 'n tells with local entomologists and bird watchers, a guided hike at Eagle Marsh during Monarch butterfly migration season, sledding, insect collection, … Continue reading The 2018-19 Nature Walks Schedule Is Posted!
For the last two weeks, our nature walkers have spent time with worms. On the first week, the kids went worm hunting, digging away with great merriment. Here they are beforehand, listening to Mr. Pullmann explain the project and tell about how worms live. Here the kids have dug up their worms and are inspecting … Continue reading Pictures: A Double-Header Nature Walk Worm Week!
You can probably guess the answer to that question simply because it's being asked. But watch the two-minute video to know for sure. Also notice how the inmates' yard and cells, if the barbed wire were removed, look similar to many U.S. schools: square cinderblock, long halls, metal doors, chain link fence. Thank building codes … Continue reading Who Spends Less Time Outside Each Day: Prison Inmates Or Kids?
When given the opportunity to play on their own, children demonstrate greater levels of confidence and improved social skills. There are also wider community benefits of independent play, such as closer neighborhood relations, a stronger sense of community, and less fear of crime (Shaw et al. 2013). Children also get to have rest away from … Continue reading What Outdoor Free Play Does For Children