Outdoor Activities Appreciating and utilizing nature in education

A lot of emphasis is placed on having children experience the Montessori approach in nature. At Cabot Montessori School we are so fortunate to have about an acre of fenced-in outdoor space. The children are presented lessons in nature, are able to explore the world around them, do practical life lessons in environmental stewardship and so much more.

We are also fortunate here in Arkansas to have so many beautiful days to enjoy the outdoors. However, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable so it is important to check out the local weather forecast and send you child in weather-appropriate attire. If it is going to be a hot, humid day we will adjust the schedule accordingly to spend more outdoor time outside in morning before it gets too hot. If it is too hot, rainy, icy, etc., we will limit the outdoor time or cancel it and move the lessons and free play to inside.

In order to protect your child, we do require you to send in a container of sunscreen for us to apply to your child when they spend time out in the sun. We also ask you to send in a container of bug spray for the times when the biting bugs are active (primarily during the summer months after heavy rainfall.)

There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest.

Maria Montessori