During free choice children have an opportunity to explore materials, engage in arts and crafts, and experience sensory play, and deep, rich, imaginative play. Children will have a chance to see, touch, taste, smell, hear, and think about the world. We spend a lot of time outdoors because we need lots of fresh air, sunshine and large spaces to run, climb, dig, ride tricycles and explore the outdoors. Games and play are important building blocks of child development. Games harness our innate need to learn.
Children need to relate to the activities they participate in from beginning to end. We expect children and teachers to work together to clean our space before transitioning to another activity. We sing about and acknowledge the work each child puts in to helping the larger group.