Upper Manhattan Forest Kids' leads 2 hour caregiver/child outdoor classes based on the Danish Forest Kindergarten model for children up to 6 years old. There are numerous benefits for children when participating in classes in an outdoor environment in all types of weather. It has a huge impact on their concentration and cognitive abilities and the kids also develop self confidence and resilience. We’ll be: Finding our way using maps and a compass, Map drawing, Discovering and naming plants, Discovering and naming fish and other water life, Drawing in our nature journals. A growing amount of research and study of nature kindergartens has become available over the last 30 years. It is well documented that children’s development can be enhanced greatly in nature kindergartens in a number of areas. The following are some of the top benefits that outdoor learning provides. Children in forest kindergartens are masters of ingenuity. They show higher levels of imagination and creativity!