Forest School for the babies is sensory based and this may take the form of activities such as exploring different natural materials like clay, leaves, bark, sand, water and tea leafs, to name a few. We like to provide the babies with new and exciting experiences like visiting the pond and talking about the habitat, splashing in the puddles and exploring the farmyard.
Being able to freely explore these areas, which also includes the natural tuff spot filled with leaves, bark and pinecones and the wooden bridge and obstacle course, encourages the development of gross motor skills, and self-confidence through achieving small manageable tasks.
The fire pit which we use to role play and learn about, before accessing the main fire pit with Ed, helps to provide a transition to the more risky activities they’ll be carrying out with Ed but also helps to instil behavioural expectations.
We hope you enjoy the photos!