There’s a chill in the air, rain falling to the ground and kids enjoying the woods!

This Last week at Forest Kindergarten……. The last week of October brought take me outdoors day on Wednesday which we celebrated every day this week! From our Forest Kindergarten program, to our Outdoor Toddler Playgroup and our Kindergarten teacher hosting a special Halloween party in the woods for Homeschoolers this week we felt it important […]

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Place Based is the ground in which learning takes root

Last week at Forest Kindergarten… Place based education is focus for the kids this week as all the benefits of it are starting to take root within the class. Place based education is developing a relationship with your local forest or natural area. From this relationship everything is born – inquiry based learning, interest in […]

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Kids Outdoors Just Naturally Follow the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum

We had our first Field trip with two classes from Marchmont Public School in Orillia. It really inspired my soul to see these 3-5 year olds dive right in and play creative, play messy and play with eachother in a world full of iPads, 300 TV channels, the kids connected with nature in their own […]

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October Busyness

October is shaping up to be a busy month for Barrie Forest Kindergarten. We are preparing for our first ever Barrie Forest Kindergarten field trip with two kindergarten classes from Marchmont Public School from Simcoe School Board! We plan to do hands on learning focusing on child directed play outdoors for both teachers and students […]

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