Children’s best learning and memories take place outdoors in nature – nature is our second best teacher (parents of course are our first and best teacher). That’s why, at Kakapo Creek we have taken special care to design and maintain an environment that is rich in nature. Children spend time every day exploring and learning in our mini forest / bush. We have planted especially to enhance children’s knowledge and experience of NZ flora and fauna. So expect your child to come home explaining to you how to make fire from Mahoe and how you can eat Kawakawa.
And yes, we even make huts in the bush and on special occasions, like Matariki, we light fires under close supervision.
NATURE AS TEACHER
Awesome childhood memories, resilient character development, wonder, delight and excitement are all created in nature.
Research is increasingly pointing towards the essential learning that takes place when we ‘get dirty’ and engage in more ‘risky’ play outdoors. Of course, we take safety seriously, while allowing children the freedom to feel the mud between their toes.
Children learn best through play. But not just any type of play. The play must be emergent, creative, natural and supported. At Kakapo Creek we create opportunities for your child’s inner explorer to roam free.