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#1 EssTreeB

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:26 PM

Has anyone tried to recreate a forest kindergarten type experience? For example:

I am considering it. We already play outside lots and we have a woodsy big yard. I've got twins and we plan to start formally homeschooling in the fall when they are about 5.5. (with a tag along younger sibling). They'd be thrilled if I let them use knives and have fires.

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#2 Renai

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

I don't really try to recreate the forest kindergarten, but my kindergartener does spend most of her time outside. We live a few yards from the (dry) river, and we spend a lot of time down there. She basically lives outside, and I throw in some phonics and math (living and otherwise) in there. :D



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:42 AM

That sounds like a great kindergarten experience!
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

I don't really try to recreate the forest kindergarten, but my kindergartener does spend most of her time outside.

Same.

 

There are some fun books...Dangerous Book for Boys, Play the Forest School Way, etc...


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

This looks awesome! I'm trying to think of some ways I could do a bit of this. I'll have a 4th grader next year, too. Maybe something like every friday we just go out. We live in the middle of a city but a half hour drive would get us to the mountains. 



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

My kids are enrolled in a one day per week outdoor education program like that.  They all love it!


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