Environmental activities entail the relationship between human beings and their environment.
These activities enable the child to develop positive relationships, appreciate the surrounding environment and cultural heritage, develop observation and discovery skills, and acquire life skills required to ensure safety in their environment. The curriculum offers opportunities for the children to explore the environment around them in order to acquire knowledge and skills that form the foundation for further learning.
Exploration of the environment allows unlimited opportunities for children to learn and satisfy their curiosity and makes learning more fun for them. The essence of environmental activities at the pre-primary level is to develop social, experimentation and discovery, personal hygiene and safety skills among the children. Nature study activities are best learnt through the inquiry method which includes simple experimentation and observation.
Social activities deal with acquisition of values and attitudes which aid in the holistic development of an individual, while safety activities mainly deal with life skills that ensure children remain safe and are not exposed to risks that may endanger their lives.