The more a child sees or hears, the more he/she wants to see and hear. The greater the variety of things he/she experiences, the greater his/her capacity for experiencing. Thus, both curiosity and rate of intellectual development are tied to a variety of situations that encourage the child to modify and extend previous patterns of thought. Each child, with professional guidance, writes his/her own intellectual history.
The environment provides critical opportunities for the interactive process of learning to take place. Children learn by doing. They continually assimilate their experiences through active exploration, discovery and interaction with adults and other children in their present environment. Each time a child ventures into the real environment of nature, his/her awareness of the world around him/her grows. We at Kinderfarm are committed to use the ever changing environment to the fullest extent through interaction with people (adults and children) and hands-on, real experiences. Elements of the real world make up the largest portion of our “teaching tools”!
The interaction of a child’s natural curiosity and exploration with his/her natural environment provides the basis for Kinderfarm’s educational philosophy and the vehicle to implement this philosophy — guided discovery in the natural environment.