Forest schooling is another approach Little Bugs Childcare have adopted and use in our nursery.
Forest schooling is not just and outside area for the children to run around and burn off energy, it is a calm learning space outdoors in which the children use natural materials and the environment they are in to learn.
‘A forest school is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning’
This type of schooling originated in Scandinavia to develop the children’s understanding of the natural world around them. Forest schooling broadens the children’s learning in different areas such as, language, physical development and social skills. As will as that it will develop self awareness, respect for the environment, communication, empathy, independence, positive mental attitudes, self esteem and confidence.