Barefoot Walking in Switzerland. Eh? - A Passport Affair
Barefoot walks? Seems a bit bizarre until you try it. And sometimes after you try it. We had an opportunity at top of a mountain in Switzerland. Here's what to expect if you decide to walk the walk...
An Invitation to Build Big
A simple invitation to build big and create with wood. Balance beams, boats - you name it. Great for heavy work and gross motor development, plus just plain old outdoor fun!
Do we instill gender specific behaviours and norms in children? Yes, we do it right from the birth; we dress girls in pink and boys in blue; girls do dishes and boys cut the grass; boys play hockey; girls take ballet; these are all common gender roles and expectations. Even though we may not say these things aloud, children watch, listen, mimic behaviours and assume expected roles. We have made strides in breaking the molds set for us by our predecessors, but the majority of people are still…
Snapdragons Forest (@snap_forest)
The latest Tweets from Snapdragons Forest (@snap_forest). Forest school at @snapdragonsltd. Playing, learning and exploring the great outdoors
Barrel Pumps in the Outdoor Classroom
We recently added this beautiful barrel pump to our Outdoor Classroom. It was a simple addition, yet it has added a wealth of engagement in our OC. Our garden has been an integral part of our yard, however, we have always needed a staff member present to fill our little ones' watering cans with the hose. This old-fashioned barrel pump was the perfect solution. Not only do the children flock to the pump to fill their canisters for watering their class gardens, but the pump offers unique…