Play is seriously valuable. It is through play that children learn to trust their inner voice, develop social skills and become confident and independent people. When we give a child the time and space to explore, their natural instincts toward learning are cultivated. It is in these moments of genuine curiosity that the child is most receptive to learning new concepts. These learning experiences last not only until the test is over, but for a lifetime. Nature is inherently full of opportunities to develop skills in risk assessment/management and problem solving. Nature is also dynamic and ever changing, the child must learn to adapt to differing conditions and in so doing they develop grit and self-confidence.