There is a charming Norwegian saying:
“Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær!”
That translates to: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!”
At Sprout House we go Outside EVERYDAY (when the temperature is above 20 degrees F). Outside play accords a child accessibility around the exploration of our hands-on, nature-based, play-centered curriculum. Through outdoor play a child cultivates strong motor skills, by fostering balance, building coordination, and increasing agility. Science/nature is not an abstract concept but an emersion, which feeds a child’s natural curiosity, thanks to imaginative play reinforcing our STEAM curriculum. As part of the outdoors our students learn to look for and listen to the marvels that are all around them by observing the daily changing season, discovering tree buds forming in winter, bursting into leaves in spring and creating a canopy of shade for summer. At Sprout House we embrace decomposition, learn about compost, discovering animals who share our habitat, and appreciate prehistoric ginkgo trees.