By Adam Wernick | News Round Up
Starting preschool at age three is a predictor of success as an adult. If that experience includes plenty of structured play outside, it could also instill a lifelong awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.
Studies show that kids who learn outdoors have better academic results, including higher scores on standardized tests, while they learn to love the outdoors and have fun. Nature-based preschools have been popular in Europe for decades, especially in Germany and Scandinavia. They are a relatively new idea in the US but are becoming more common. A recent survey by Natural Start Alliance found there are more than 250 nature-based preschools across the US, two-thirds more than last year.
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