Children need well developed senses to cope with a busy school environment.
For healthy sensory development to occur, humans must experience a huge array and quantity of sensory experiences. Outdoors is perfect for providing these.
For each of our senses to become efficient, effective and useful, and neither overwhelmed or under stimulated, it must have a huge amount of daily stimulation.
For example, hearing…
If children are to be able to talk and listen, attend to some sounds whilst tuning out others, hear sounds separately, understand what sounds relate to and mean, work out where sounds are coming from, how far away sounds are and which way they are moving, then they need lots of experience. The outdoors does all of these with its complex 3D soundscape.
Sensory development outdoors helps our children to be ready for learning at school.