Are you interested in learning more about how you can incorporate forest school into your homeschool? There are some great forest school books that I recommend. I have borrowed these from the library myself because I had some interest in them with my own kids.
Forest School is a child-centered inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration, and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner-inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world. Forest School uses a range of learner-centered processes to create a community for being, development, and learning.
From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, Forest SchoolAdventure is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. The book is divided into four sections―bushcraft, wild food, nature awareness, and games.
The rise of the grassroots Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder" (as described in Last Child in the Woods), and lack of exposure to risk.
This book is a complete guide to Forest School provision and Nature Pedagogy and it examines the models, methods, worldviews, and values that underpin teaching in nature. Cree and Robb show how a robust Nature Pedagogy can support learning, behavior, physical and emotional wellbeing, and, importantly, a deeper relationship with the natural world. They offer an overview of what a Forest School program could look like throughout the year.
Aimed at parents, teachers, and Forest School leaders, this new book from Jane Worroll & Peter Houghton is packed full of fantastic new Forest School activities. It has a special focus on the elements and on making children feel connected to the natural world through imagination and storytelling.
This is the only activity card deck presenting Forest School activities. A handy quick & easy reference for 48 games, crafts and skill-building activities, it will encourage kids to get involved in choosing activities and help adults in structuring play.