Workshop announcement !

We are pleased to announce Barbara Sheridan will be a facilitating two workshops at the COEO conference. The workshops will take place at the annual Outdoor Educator Conference in September. The first is a workshop where attendees can learn about risk and how to apply positive risk to children under 7. The second workshop Barbara […]

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Digging Deep!

We have one rare full time and one rare part time spot for our fall session. Message or email childonground@hotmail.com for details! This last week at Barrie Forest Kindergarten…. We had such fun building bridges, exploring the creek, playing in our natural sandbox -covering ourselves, each other and building magical element piles. Climbing, running and […]

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Explorations!

This last week at Barrie Forest Kindergarten….. Exploration was definitely the theme of the week. Exploring the creek, exploring parts of plants, exploring new areas of our camp with climbing and wading and finding good “fishing” spots. And don’t forget exploring for dragons!! We met 92 goals of the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum and all 15 […]

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Summer Play!

This last week at Forest Kindergarten…… A week of exploring and play. The kids met all 15 levels of play (Parten, Smilanskyand Smith & Pellegrini) and 89 kindergarten goals while they were at it!         

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International Mud Day

This last week at Forest Kindergarten we celebrated International Mud Day having fun in the mud. Relaxed about in the trees after a good climb and Friday we built up our den, played quietly in the water and spied a turtle.  We covered 97 Kindergarten goals and 12 levels of play.          

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New Session, New Ideas

This Last month at Barrie Forest Kindergarten…. It has been a busy month with a new session starting. New faces, new ideas and new beginnings. The children are constructing a new shelter, making pulleys and traps with the ropes, playing in the mud during the rain. Learning about tent caterpillars, plantain, poison ivy and so […]

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The Inspiration of Spring

This Last Week at Barrie Forest Kindergarten… From Drama to Music to Art this week children connected with nature how artists have connected from the beginning of time. From singing songs during our hike, to drawing and painting with natural materials to putting on plays behind our Forest Curtain and then through the woods with […]

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