Wednesday Forest School – Cole Harbour
I often share a lot of gratitude to the beautiful weather we get many days at forest school…but this day was one greater than we could have ever wished. The perfect, wintery, first day of winter forest school programs. The sun glistened through the powdery snow covered trees; keeping the temperatures of the day mild allowing for the perfect conditions for wintery, forest play.
After walking to basecamp and dropping off our gear we quickly made our way to the sledding hill!
Two of the three hour program was spent playing on and around the hill in the field.
Upon many new students this year we are welcoming a new junior leader; this was also her first day at forest school. This junior leader quickly impressed us as she didn’t hesitate to communicate and interact one on one with the younger children. She spent most of the day playing in the snow and pulling sleds, quickly connecting with the group. We are super eager to have our new member onboard and know she will be a great edition to forest school !
After a few runs down the hill, a few of the student strayed into the forest nearby at the bottom of the hill; thus the beginning: ” Fort Newbury. “
All students were welcomed into the fort and given “roles” to keep the “enemy” (squirrels) away! It was so amazing to see this new group of students (primarily new to Wild Child) play together so well; it truly makes the three hours go by quickly.
But there’s always time to warm up with a little hot chocolate 🙂
Wild Child Travelling Toddlers – Point Pleasant Park
This week at Parent and Tot the tiny wildlings experienced :
Making …and smashing… mini snow men
Swinging in hammocks independently and with their moms and dads
Bubble popping in the wind
Making a spiderweb of ropes …and being EATEN BY THE GIANT SPIDERS!
Sitting in bulky snowsuits, taking in the world around them
Making new friends and seeing old ones
A mild winter morning, quickly dropping in temperature and ending with an abrupt snow flurry
No matter the weather these little ones always know how to explore the forest (from a seated, crawling or running position). We were so happy to welcome seven families over the two hours and cannot wait for our next adventures!
Wild Child Travelling Toddlers will be in Lovers Cove, Prospect on March 3rd 9:30am-11:30am. All families with children under five are welcome; we ask for a small donation and registration on our website (wildchildns.ca) beforehand so we can best prepare for the program.