Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids by Jane Worroll, Peter Houghton
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6 MB
Overview: Help your child connect with nature, be adventurous and most of all have fun, with these woodland games, crafts and other activities from Forest School.
The rise of the Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, nature deficit disorder’ (as described in Last Child in the Woods) and lack of exposure to risk. This woodland adventure book brings the activities and learning through nature ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. It’s packed full of ideas, from making nature jewellery and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence and social skills through engagement with nature. As well as sharing Forest School’s brilliant ideas for activities, this book encourages parents to follow aspects of the Forest School approach in the way they handle play sessions; in, for example, getting adults to engage actively while being careful to let the kids lead; in framing sessions with small rituals).
Genre: Non-Fiction > General