Forest School for All

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 0857020722

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1764

Helps demonstrate how to run Forest School sessions with a wide range of different age groups and in many different settings.
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Forest School in Practice

For All Ages

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473988179

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 1062

A beautiful full-colour book by Forest School expert and teacher Sara Knight that inspires and encourages individuals of all ages to take an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. The images throughout the book bring alive Forest School activities and each chapter is accompanied by creative ideas for practice and in depth case studies from across the United Kingdom and Ireland exploring the amazing variety of nature provision. Coverage includes: Rural and urban day nurseries for very young children State and independent provision for Early Years and Primary Schools Secondary School intervention strategies for students with special education needs and disabilities How to support parents and families with Forest School Supporting people with mental health issues. Suggestions for further reading at the end of chapters will be a helpful guide for students to read around the topic. Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the outdoor classroom, this book demonstrates how Forest School approaches are enriching learning opportunities for children, young people and adults, and deepening their connections with the natural world, with spectacular results.
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Forest School and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281655

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 2888

Outdoor learning continues to play an essential role in early years education, and this new edition of a bestselling book explores how the Forest School approach can be easily and effectively incorporated into early years practice. Expanding on aspects of Forest School teaching, and drawing on new developments and policy changes within the field, this new edition also includes: - a new chapter on working with parents - greater coverage of the 0-2 age range - new case studies to aid learning - coverage of international approaches to Forest School Yet again Sara Knight delivers an inspirational text for all those working in or studying early years education and care. Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools For All and Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play (both published by SAGE).
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International Perspectives on Forest School

Natural Spaces to Play and Learn

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446287068

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8603

Forest School is now implemented across a wide range of settings both nationally and internationally, and this book explores the global similarities between the Forest School approach and how natural spaces are being used all over the world. Written by a range of international authors, the text includes perspectives from: - Sweden - Portugal - Brazil - Germany - Slovenia - South Africa - Australia - USA and Canada - India It considers the impact that global influences have on early learning, and reflects on how the Forest School approach is used in the UK. With case studies, annotated further reading and points for practice this is a key text for all those studying Early Childhood Studies, Early Years and Primary Education. Sara Knight is Principal Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools For All, Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play and Forest School and Outdoor Learning (all published by SAGE).
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Forest Schools & Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787276X

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 2533

Learning outside the classroom is an essential part of early years education, and this book looks at the opportunities the Forest School experience can offer young children for learning outdoors, and how this fits into the early years curriculum. By offering clear guidance on what the Forest School approach can achieve, and how you can make the learning opportunities happen in your setting, the book shows you how to incorporate good practice into all outdoor play activities.
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Exploring Outdoor Play in the Early Years

Author: Trisha Maynard,Jane Waters

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263399

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 2057

The aim of this text is to explore outdoor play in the early years focusing, in particular, on early years settings and young children aged 0 to 7 years.
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A Year of Forest School

Outdoor Play and Skill-building Fun for Every Season

Author: Jane Worrol,Peter Houghton

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786781565

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 2310

Following on from the bestselling_Play the Forest School Way,_here is a whole range of new games, crafts and activities to get kids developing skills and exploring the natural world all year round. Structured around the year's four seasons, each chapter is packed full of step-by-step Forest School games and activities that harmonize with the weather and what�s happening in nature at that time of year, with a nod to seasonal festivals such as Easter and Christmas. In spring, for example, you could make a mud birthday cake to celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, or (inspired by bird song) craft sistrums from sticks and bottle tops. In autumn, you could have a fun day out in the woods making leaf mobiles, playing "Creeping Commandos" and baking apples with nuts over a campfire. At Forest School, children return to the same location again and again, building a lasting connection with a specific part of the natural world, and this book in its year-round approach will bring this aspect of Forest School play to the fore. Each of the four seasonal chapters includes a description of an extended session (combining active and quieter activities plus, for some, an idea for foraging/cooking) to guide Forest School leaders planning themed days and parents looking for party inspiration.
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Play the Forest School Way

Woodland Games, Crafts and Skills for Adventurous Kids

Author: Peter Houghton,Jane Worroll

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780289294

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9073

Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.
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Letters From A Forest School

Author: Chittaranjan Das

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788123748771

Category: Wardha scheme of education

Page: 167

View: 7617

Account of an educational experiment carried out in 1950s in a school established in a forest in Orissa.
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Bringing the Forest School Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Karen Constable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317660226

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 5368

This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: an outline of the background to the approach clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking suggestions to help you plan a successful learning environment examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice. These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children. How has Forest School helped to change attitudes about risk and challenge in the early years? What are the benefits of using this approach for children’s development, health and overall wellbeing? Bringing the Forest School Approach to your Early Years Practice provides an accessible introduction to Forest School practice. It identifies the key issues involved in setting up, running and managing a Forest school environment and offers clear guidance on resources, staffing and space required for successful play and learning outdoors. Including links to the Early Years Foundation Stage and a wide range of case studies, the book covers: The beginnings of Forest School and how practice has developed Child centred play and learning that allows for risk taking and challenge Planning for children’s individual needs, learning styles and schemas The learning environment The role of the adult including health and safety and children’s welfare. Full of practical advice, this convenient guide will help practitioners to deliver new, exciting and inspiring opportunities for the children they care for.
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Der Prinz der Elfen

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641166446

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2256

Holly Black ist zurück - mit einer grandiosen Elfenfantasy! Die Geschwister Hazel und Ben leben in dem Ort Fairfold, der an das magische Elfenreich grenzt. Seit Jahrzehnten steht dort, mitten im Wald von Fairfold, ein gläserner Sarg, in dem ein Elfenprinz schläft – von Touristen begafft und von der Bevölkerung argwöhnisch beäugt, auch wenn Hazel und Ben die alten Geschichten nicht glauben. Seit Kindertagen fühlen sie sich zu dem schlafenden Jungen magisch hingezogen, ihm vertrauen sie alle ihre Geheimnisse an. Inzwischen ist Hazel 16 und küsst immer neue Jungs, um die Leere in ihrem Herzen zu füllen. Doch als eines Tages der Sarg leer ist und der Prinz erwacht, werden die Geschwister in einen Machtkampf der Elfen gezogen. Hazel muss die Rolle annehmen, in die sie sich als Kind immer geträumt hat: als Ritter gegen ein dunkles Monster kämpfen ...
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100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Forest School

Author: Tracey Maciver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946634

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6069

Forest School sessions have risen in popularity in recent years, with many nurseries and pre-schools offering them as part of their regular programme of activities. This new title in the best-selling 100 ideas series is filled with easy-to-implement ideas for introducing Forest School activities and concepts into each day, without putting pressure on the practitioners' time or the setting's budget. 100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Forest School promotes the use of natural resources and the environment, as well as encouraging and instigating child-led learning and play. It addresses health and safety in the outdoor classroom, discusses issues and myths surrounding Forest School, and explores how integrating it into early years settings and provision can enhance children's learning as well as developing a range of 'soft skills' such as self-confidence, working with others, sharing, problem solving, empathy and respect for self, others and their environment.
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The School for Good and Evil, Band 3: Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind

Author: Soman Chainani

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473478091

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1926

ENDE GUT, ALLES GUT? Agatha ist nach Gavaldon zurückgekehrt, Sophie ist in der Schule der Guten und Bösen geblieben. Doch ihre Trennung hat dramatische Folgen: Plötzlich werden nicht nur ihre eigenen Märchen neu geschrieben, sondern auch die der unzähligen Bösewichte, die nun ihre Chance wittern, sich zu rächen. Sie wollen das Gute für immer auslöschen und eine Herrschaft des Bösen errichten - mit Sophie als ihrer Königin. Das grandiose Finale der märchenhaften Fantasy-Trilogie.
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Forest School and Autism

A Practical Guide

Author: Michael James

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505951

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2207

Forest School's innovative outdoor approach offers specific benefits to learners with autism, including increased social skills, raised self-esteem and improved sensory function. This guide raises autism awareness amongst practitioners by providing practical and easy-to-follow advice for adapting Forest School activities for those with autism. For those coming from a mainstream Forest School background, the author offers an introduction to autism and shows what Forest School can offer people with autism - both children and adults - with first-person accounts that highlight its success with this group. The guide gives advice on the social and sensory benefits, offers practical advice on safety and on how to set up a Forest School and finally presents specific activities to be incorporated into practitioners' routines.
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Risk & Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play

Learning from Forest Schools

Author: Sara Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244869

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 9062

Do you want to create exciting outdoor experiences for children? Are you looking for guidance on how to incorporate the wilder and riskier elements of outdoor play into your planning? This book will give you the confidence to offer the children in your setting adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, as well as ways to utilise natural resources to their best advantage. There is clear, practical advice on what you need to do, which is underpinned by the theory that supports the benefits of this approach. Examples from settings are included, to illustrate best practice and to show how things can be achieved. Issues considered include: - being outside in 'bad' weather - the importance of risk-taking - the benefits of rough and tumble play - observing and assessing children in this mode - how these experiences improve children's learning - explaining activities to parents, colleagues and managers - ensuring health and safety requirements are met - the role of the adult in facilitating these experiences. Suitable for all students and practitioners working with young children from Birth to 8 , this book will not only give you ideas for outdoor play but also help you understand exactly what you are doing, why it is educationally sound and developmentally important for children, and where it connects with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, the Foundation Phase (FP) in Wales and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years.
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Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach

Early Years Education in Practice

Author: Jane Williams-Siegfredsen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134887272

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 1922

This fully revised edition of Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Danish Forest School Approach. It enables analysis of the essential elements of this particular approach to early childhood teaching and the relationship it holds with quality early years practice. Describing the key principles of the Forest School Approach to early childhood, and heavily supported with practical examples and case studies, each chapter ends with highlighted key points, followed by reflections on practice to aid discussion and reflection on own practice. Including a new chapter on the curriculum, this text explores all aspects of the approach including: The geographical, historical, social and cultural influences that have shaped the philosophy and pedagogy of the early years setting in Denmark. The people and theories that have influenced and supported the practices of using the outdoors with children. An analysis of the learning environments, their risks and challenges and what a learning environment is made up of. The Danish early years curriculum; the areas of learning and the way pedagogues facilitate the learning processes. Parental, political and research perspectives on the approach and the sustainability of its future. Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice, and outlines the national appraisals and evaluations of the curriculum. Providing students and practitioners with key information about a major pedagogical influence on early years practice, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers and setting managers.
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Forest Gate

Author: Peter Akinti

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409076067

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5439

In a community where poverty is kept close and passed from one generation to the next, two teenage boys, best friends Ashvin and James, stand on top of twin tower blocks. Facing each other across the abyss of London's urban sprawl, they say their goodbyes in the final stages of a suicide pact. The boys jump together, each with a rope around his neck. Only Ashvin dies. James awakes in hospital, struggling with guilt and faced with his dysfunctional family, a well-meaning psychologist and, eventually, Ashvin's grieving sister Armeina. Forest Gate is narrated by Armeina, a young refugee from Somalia who, with the death of her brother, suffers the loss of her entire family. As she tells the story of her brother's life and seeks to understand why he would kill himself, she finds herself drawn to James. Seeking comfort from each other, and desperate to rebuild their lives, James and Armeina form a special bond and together set out to find a place they can both call home. Set in London, Somalia and Brazil, Peter Akinti's debut is a beautifully wrought, profoundly affecting and sometimes violent novel rich in the true history of our time. Armeina and James's journey towards life through their past is, ultimately, a powerful story of redemptive love.
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Thinking Stories

English - Spanish Stories and Thinking Activities

Author: Jackie Scott

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593631420

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 2545

Educational title for gifted and advanced learners.
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Der Wind in den Weiden

oder Der Dachs lässt schön grüßen, möchte aber auf keinen Fall gestört werden

Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423716178

Category:

Page: 251

View: 1914

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I Love Forest School

Transforming early years practice through woodland experiences

Author: Martin Pace

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147290737X

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 1198

This is not a treatise to get children into the outdoors ? that is acknowledged as read. This is a book which considers the following: (i) Different approaches educators can take to working with children in outdoor environments (ii) The benefits of each approach, favouring those which are more child-led. (iii) The book will examine how practice in the woodland can influence educators and how they can support children's learning outdoors and indoors. The book will bring new understandings to practice in the nursery garden or school grounds, and will include an evaluation of how practice at Reflections Nursery has changed and developed in this context.
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