Move, Make, Motivate

A child’s physical needs are reasonably easy to identify but their emotional and mental needs may not be as obvious.

Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially, build self-esteem and gain a positive outlook on life. With this positivity comes motivation, but how do we get there ?

Involvement. Move and make.

When children are hands-on and getting dirt beneath their fingernails, they’re engaged and learning.

The Farmhouse is a member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program so children are involved in making garden beds, growing fruits, vegetables and herbs and also cooking them.

Scientific evidence suggests nature-deficit disorder contributes to a diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses.

Furthermore, legislation requires childcare services and kindergartens have 7 square metres outdoors per child. Most places have only that because they’re within a town or suburbs. The Farmhouse has over 65 square meters per child outdoors – and that’s even when all children are outside together !

“Will live the mantra, ‘move, make and motivate’ at The Farmhouse. Children are grateful for the investment parents have made in their childhood”, said Kim Stoney, Founder.