17 May 2010
Monday in the Forest
It is getting warmer in Belgium, and although we even go to the forest on cold, rainy days, they would be happy to stay out all day on a day like this.
I think we're very lucky to have this forest as a resource, right outside our classroom door. It's a wild place to them - and their bodies and minds are stimulated simply by what is naturally surrounding them. It is impossible to be bored, or without inspiration, out here in the forest.
This is also a good time to mention that I finally got around to reading this wonderful article by Anna Golden from the Atelierista blog. It makes me want to be out in the forest with the children every day. For those of you who do not have "wild spaces", this article will probably inspire you to find one and use it often. A wild space can mean many things - and more things are wild to children than they are to us as adults.