wp_head(); Forest School | Raising Playful Tots

85. Preschool & Outdoor play with Forest schools or Kindergartens

by on February 8, 2012
in Podcast

Is a Forest School or Forest Kindergarten right for my child? Today  Juliet Robertson of Creative Star Co. gives us the scoop on the benefits of Forest schools, Outdoor education and preschools who operate outdoors. This was a whole new world for us and we explore it together in this 63 minute podcast.

Visit Juliet’s   twitter :: facebook :: website

Complete our survey


Listen to this week’s show

| subscribe through iTunes | on-the-go device


Show notes::

We learn about

  • outdoor education
  • creating an early years woods
  • Ins and out of setting up an early years wood
  • How many is too many in a small wooded area?
  • Forest Kindergarten or Forest schools
  • Benefit of going to a Forest school
  • Outdoor preschools or nurseries and how it supports children’s learning.
  • about clothing and shelter in winter
  • Stones vs LEGO
  • Multi-sensory activities encouraging different levels of thinking
  • St Paul’s Nursery pilot project
  • Where would you find a good Forest School?   Try Facebook: Forest education initiative group
  • about the types of activities we would likely see in a Forest school or Kindergarten
  • Supervisory or assisting what’s the practice of the adults there.
  • Developing a passion for the outdoors
  • Wasp drills :)
  • the type of child that’s is likely to be suitable for a Forest school
  • Questions to ask in an indoor preschool about outdoor education.
  • about encouraging maths in the environment around them especially to and from school
  • about rain or shine nurseries
  • about examples of working Forest schools-Nature preschool walk in Seattle :: Sweedish outdoor preschool
Practical outdoor activities : I’m a teacher get me outside. Juliet’s blog. :: Cumbernauld
Making things as safe as necessary……. 

Conscious Discipline: Shubert stories  :: Dr Bailey video :: 

31 days to a more playful tot  Download the play audit

Have your say::

“Like” us on Facebook

Join in with the topic of the week from the Podcast

Add an honest review on iTunes :)


Simple Parenting and Play Planner banner 300x.jpg   10 day toy challenge mediaandscreens Enjoying the family you have and having fun with building the foundations- Creating a family haven ecourse SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline