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Developing a neglected area into a garden enabling free-flow access to the outdoors has transformed the under-twos' day at one nursery, as Ruth Thomson hears.
Light the sparks of learning and independence in Forest School activities using fire. Sarah Blackwell explains how to do it safely, and Forest Schools Birmingham and Midlands describe their experiences in an online-only case study
School and nursery children took the principles of Forest School to the water, with an added environmental message, in ecological sustainability activities beside the seaside.
Observation, assessment and planning are the foundation of any forest school programme, as Sarah Blackwell outlines an example of one.
Nursery children have been doing their bit for bees after learning about the ecological crisis that threatens them. Annette Rawstrone reports.
It's an eye-opening experience to observe what children (and adults) really go for in a setting's outdoor provision, as Janice Ellis discovers.
New sights and new textures are made familiar for a baby with careful adult interest, says Anne O'Connor
Never mind if the plant is a weed, it's wild, free, cookable and edible, as children and their families found out with Viv Hampshire.
You don't need to know anything about birds to enjoy watching them.
Children learned from a TV gardener about a vital stage in plant life and an environmentally useful practice when growing their own food. Annette Rawstrone hears all about it.
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