At Barrie Forest Kindergarten we don’t practice or insist on walking in line because when there is need the children know how to do it.
The children are able to make the decision based on environment and circumstances rather than relying on an adults input they may or may not understand.
One boy to another today speaking about the difficulty of walking through knee high snow. “I am walking behind you so I can walk without falling in the snow”.
This also helps build relationships of interdependence, trust and helps the children feel the impact of contributing to their community and the importance of giving and receiving of help.