Peter Gray – How he plays

I have been on the path of self directed education since I started working with kids. I did educational plans that were specific for the child, their interest and their strengths. I quickly became disillusioned by the public school system as my children would enter school and start to decline. I could see solutions to […]

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This Last month at Barrie Forest Kindergarten

This Last Month at Forest Kindergarten January brought the kids exploring their forest covered in snow. Art seemed to be the theme – either creating art or finding it in nature (and eating it!). They enjoyed the art captured in icicles and the tracks left by animals. They comparing tracks to figure out what had […]

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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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