Early Literacy in the Outdoor Classroom

You will love this article I just read on Natural Start Alliance website... “Will my child be ready for Kindergarten?” As nature-based early childhood programs spring up across the country, this is a common query from interested families. While parents want to offer their children a chance to play outside, some also wonder if searching for bugs and traipsing through puddles will adequately prepare their child for the next stages of formal education. What is usually meant by “Will my child be ready for Kindergarten?” refers to academic expectations, particularly reading and writing. In our outdoor classroom at Fiddleheads Forest School in Seattle, “walls” are interlacing cedar boughs rather t

Risky Playgrounds are GOOD for Kids

Playing in the forest presents many physical challenges for children. Taking risks is good for their development. Our children develop necessary shkills to help overcome these challenges. Read the full story here...

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