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Nature playscapes offer new activities for preschoolers

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Updated: November 22, 2021 05:52 PM
Created: November 22, 2021 03:56 PM

An exciting time for preschool students in Duluth, with the launch of new nature playscapes.

They are at Myers-Wilkins, Laura MacArthur, and Piedmont, which don't have easy access to school forests.

At Myers-Wilkins, an unused buffer zone has been transformed into a fun area to explore using materials like sand, hills, and logs.

"The uneven terrain is very beneficial to young children. They navigate the uneven terrain, which requires muscular stablility, and those physical things are very important for young kids," explains Sherry Williams, the Early Childhood Coordinator for Duluth Schools.

The idea was in the works before the pandemic, but funding was made possible during it. And grant money also helped pay for good winter gear for the kids.
 

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