How outdoor classrooms can help young students thrive

07/7/2013 | Toronto Star, The

Kindergarten students with autism and other disabilities at a Canadian school spend at least 75 minutes a day in an outdoor classroom playing and learning alongside peers without disabilities. Educators say exposure to the outdoors has helped some students overcome sensory issues. "They are learning by leaps and bounds, and doing nothing but ask questions," kindergarten teacher Maria Crowther said, adding, "They're driving the learning."

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