At Little Gumnuts, children are offered many opportunities to socialise and interact. “Free” or unstructured play is how children learn about the world. Play is also an avenue in which social skills develop. Creating something together, sharing and playing a game together are all examples of the skills children are developing during outdoor play. Good social skills enable children to have positive interaction with others.
This photo shows the children ‘fishing’ together, discussing the fish or sharks that they caught. They needed to resolve some conflicts and deal with emotions when they never caught a fish or their friend got their fish!