The Big Tree

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 “To climb a tree is for a child to discover a new world”. (Froebel, Education of Man 1826)

Children belong in trees!

Climbing trees fosters:

  • Curiosity (What’s up there?)
  • Creative thinking (how do I get there?)
  • Social interaction with other climbers
  • Coordination and strength
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Extended attention spans
  • Different perspectives
  • Problem solving skills
  • Tactile experiences
  • Spatial awareness
  • Natural exploration
  • Enjoyment, fun and freedom