Marie Forst knows how children learn best – at the hands of Mother Nature.
Yesterday was our first official Forest Four Day. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten spent about two hours exploring our Northbound Trail. The undergrowth sprouted up beyond our knees over the summer, leading to a lovely, wild excursion.
We made collections:
Tried some problem solving and teamwork:
Took on some challenges:
And searched for wildlife:
My co teacher and I are doing nature activities weekly this year. It made it onto the kids weekly list on Friday so I’ll take that as success!
Yes, I’d take that as a success! Kids love nature based learning.
Wonderful! We do Forest Schools here with our 4-5 year olds where they go to a country park to explore and learn skills. The little ones in nursery 3-4 years can use our allotment and mud kitchen to feel as one with nature 😍
I think it is wonderful! So age appropriate, and children really want to learn and explore.
They do indeed!!!
That’s a good reblog, Jennie. Great to see the kids outside, communing with nature.
Best wishes, Pete.
Did I spy a Gruffalo lair??
I love that book! 😀
very nice… i really like your blog…
Thank you, John.