Here's my latest blog post for Free Rangers Nursery.
Picture the scene: a gaggle of giggly preschoolers sit attentively under the shade of our bowing apple tree. The sun streaks through the leaves leaving dappled sun spots on the ground, as the children create collective stories from a mismatch of natural resources.
Sounds rather idyllic doesn't it? Our Forest School focus last week, stemmed from the children's continued interest in the story making from previous weeks. I wanted to tease out a little more from this theme before we moved onto pastures new, and introduced a story bag. Blessed with glorious sunshine made the week only better, and we all enjoyed the inventive stories that spilled out from the children's minds. A true melting pot of creativity.
Read it here: Stories from Beneath the Apple Tree
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Using nature to inspire and create. What could be better?
Crafting and exploring in nature to inspire children? Sounds pretty awesome. And hurray for pinecones!