The Wildlife Trusts are running a challenge for people to spend June connecting with nature. I’m keeping a diary of how I spend my wild days.
Creative moments in outdoor play and learning and Forest School
The little things, shared moments of inspiration.
Our story of the day. Reflective group poems from Forest School training;
Upon reflection, it’s small yet guiding.
This place, a calming release in the sunlight.
Identifying. Reflective and delicate.
We’re explaining, thinking and applying.
Facilitating challenge as well as calming.
Positively supporting. Making explicit. [..read more..]
Have you been spending time in nature? What signs of spring have you seen?
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Last week a series of posters were doing the rounds, originated from Explorations Early Learning: http://www.explorationsearlylearning.com/shop5/posters.html
This one really caught the imagination of a number of people on Facebook. [..read more..]
I’m slowly getting through the backlog of jobs to do brought on by having a wonderfully wildly busy six weeks. I just worked out that I’ve had six weeks where I was in the woods or working outdoors with children or training adults every weekday except one, some weekends too! [..read more..]
Reviewing and reflecting is a really important part of what I do as a practitioner. It is also what I encourage children and other practitioners to do so they can see their own learning and acknowledge each others achievements. Sometimes really wonderful things come up. [..read more..]
And there, in the woods, I found all the fairie’s houses. Generations of them, some with little notes pinned to them, some in trees, apparently people come for miles to build houses here; [..read more..]