Preschool goes green to get kids to play dirty

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Preschool goes green to get kids to play dirty

Getting children to explore in a more natural environment lays the foundation for successful lives

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For many parents, nursery school represents the beginning of “order” for their children as they are introduced to a fairly rigid daily routine that ensures they move from one task to the next the moment they arrive at school.

While this is traditionally done to prepare them for formal schooling, a Cape Town private school is changing this approach and has gone green to encourage children to play more dirty as part of creating a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder.

The Curro Rosen Castle in Durbanville is now going through a makeover and is replacing all the unnatural materials, including its brightly coloured play parks and utensils, with wooden blocks as part of its new offer, the Curiosity Approach, which is to be introduced at the school in the New Year...

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