Outdoor play areas to help preschoolers connect with nature are to be rolled out to 20 sites across South Australia.
Premier Jay Weatherill on Friday opened an outdoor learning space at the Sturt Street Children's Centre as part of the Government's program.
The outdoor play and learning area includes an outdoor kitchen, creek bed, sandpit and a tiered deck for outdoor classrooms.
Mr. Weatherill said the $6 million Government program will be rolled out to preschools across the state to help preschoolers get in touch with nature.
"It's really important that we reconnect our children with the natural world and that's what these outdoor areas are all about," Mr. Weatherill said.
"Making sure they have fantastic playgrounds where they can make a mud pie or get their feet wet and just really get to use their bodies and move around and actually understand what the natural world is about.
"It's great for their health and wellbeing, but it also allows them to learn by playing, which is absolutely essential to their healthy development."
Mr. Weatherill said the money was being distributed to preschools across the state.
"We promised at the last election we'd roll out 20 of these across our primary schools in South Australia, five of these have already been completed and the next five will be completed next year.
"We'll have 20 over the four years and we're seeing them across the whole of South Australia.
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