Our Forest Kindergarten group are really enjoying exploring Barloch Moor – it is an amazing environment for children to learn through play in a woodland setting. Children take part in a range of outdoor activities such as den building, foraging and gathering, learning about the seasons, the weather and examining nature. Forest Kindergarten experiences are great for developing problem solving, team work and communication skills as well as self-esteem and confidence.
On our most recent visit we learned about measuring – ‘Can we find three sticks the same length?’
During our last visit to the site we discovered lots of frosty spider webs and we were fascinated by these. This week we developed this interest further to expand our learning on the topic! We used sticks and string to make a giant spider’s web (some children sketched a plan) and brought it back to nursery to show our friends. Making the web was great fun and we learned about concepts such as ‘over’, ‘under’, ‘through’ and ‘between’ as we were weaving.
The web is fantastic! Well done everyone.
Forest Kindergarten experiences also give children opportunities to explore risk and learn about and understand their own capabilities. The children particularly enjoyed climbing, crawling and sliding! Have a look through our photo gallery!
Parents of children in the Forest Kindergarten group are welcome to ‘Stay-and-Play in the Forest’ – please speak to Angela or Maureen for more information.