How quickly our little ones grow. No longer a babe in arms but now an explorer! Fast approaching the years when preschool is maybe thought about, or even home schooling, which then ‘big’ school may be just slightly daunting to think about, the mind just boggles and where on earth to begin?
My little one turns 2 next month and there is one thing I know she loves being and that is outside. We came across a local forest school which is linked to a toddler group which we sometimes go to. We went for our first visit this week, and I can honestly say, I don’t know who enjoyed it more, me or her?!
Going with a completely open mind as I hadn’t a clue what to expect, but from the word go, I wished that I was a child all over again! A camp fire was made, boundaries reminded, willow and mud huts worked on, so much exploring and lots of imaginative play happening. Tadpoles examined and clay models made, I really could go on but I think you get the idea!
Saying that fresh air is good for you is so right, I woke up that morning quite grouchy, but determined to get out the front door. After forest school I felt lighter, and far more happier and a connection to nature…..now if that is how I felt……how would my daughter have felt??