“Outdoor play taught past generations a wide range of skills and none is more challenging, fun and satisfying than climbing a tree!”
George Anderson of the wrote a really interesting article here which mentions us on how the outdoors is such an amazing learning zone, and how learning is not all about doing everything brilliantly first time in his Woodland Trust blog Climbing trees.
There are so many skills to be learned in outdoor play and he talks about Problem solving, Socialising, Exercise, Building confidence and self-esteem and simply learning the joy and benefits of Learning patience.
When I am climbing a tree I am always learning new things: about me, about that particular tree and about it has grown and the way it has developed, things about the place I am in and that is all part of the magic. Going up or coming down, you are always in the Learning Zone and enjoy the constant learning that is being alive.