From inspiration gained at professional development at Lucknow Kindergarten, Havelock North, and a belief that children should be given multiple opportunities to challenge themselves and take risks, Parkland Kindergarten are proud of their latest outdoor environment item - a flying fox.
In addition to sharing, giving new things a go and learning to take turns, the flying fox is helping the children to gain confidence and a sense of responsibility. Through developing their motor skills and increasing their coordination and agility, they are learning about how to keep physically healthy, stay safe and to look after others.
Taking risks in a safe and encouraging environment also helps them to develop strategies for active exploration and persistence for when they struggle. Alongside all the learning, the flying fox is providing hours of fun.