The WWF sponsored a green schools series in the Guardian Newspaper Online. Written by Matthew Jenkin this lovely article outlines how “Getting outdoors can pay dividends in academic performance – but it also improves pupils’ concentration and confidence.” An Excerpt of the article is posted below…. Three years ago teacher Simon Poote spotted a disused strip […]
Apparently going outside is good for your brain. We all knew that right? Well if you’d like to be able to quote some quick facts and studies on the subject head on over to Teton Gravity Research where Kate Parker highlights her top 6 findings. According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy […]
Young children are increasingly engaged in structured activities such as dance, music, soccer and while these are good they are losing the opportunity for unstructured play and it’s hurting their development.
Playing in a playground where every tree is carefully planted has a different quality than play that takes place in a natural environment. Think back to a camping trip where your children played for hours barely supervised and imagine spending even an hour at the park that way.
Here is a little news piece from ABC about a forest kindergarten in Washington State.
http://www.theguelphoutdoorschool.com/core-routines.html http://toes.tdsb.on.ca/day/forest_valley/programs/index.asp Group Games: Choose from a variety of classic games including Prisoner´s Base, Mission Impossible, Royal Roll and more. Fire Building & Outdoor Cooking: Hands on learning will allow students to learn how to build a successful fire using products of nature. Students will try their hands at some simple over-the-fire cooking recipes including bannock while […]
Reposted from Creative Star Learning Co. A guest post by Anita Egle, a Swede who resides in Germany and has run Skogsmulle sessions in Bavaria since 1989. It is a written summary and photos from her presentation about Forest Kindergartens in Germany. So in her words… Forest Kindergarten History “Today there are more than 1000 […]