A combination of freedom and responsibility is beneficial for children’s confidence with valuable life skills such as communication and team working. Forest School also encourages children to become more active, healthy and calculate risks better. Activities include
- Den making
- Using tools
- Observing wildlife
- Safely using fires
- Learning about the natural environment and seasons
Forest School develops child-led activities that follow their interests and stimulate their imaginations. It supports healthy emotional, physical and mental well-being building greater resilience to challenges and problem solving. Outdoors is also a great environment for stimulating creativity with its loose parts and open spaces compared to a specific toy or technology screen.