Learning outside the classroom: Pre-schools make outdoor play an important part of learning

Pre-schoolers from PMI Preschool By The Woods going for a walk at MacRitchie Reservoir. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE – Playing outdoors is not just fun for children – it is necessary, according to growing research.

And several pre-schools are taking this seriously enough to make outdoor play their chief priority, allowing their pupils to spend as much as 70 per cent of their time there in the open air. 

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