The Forest School movement is becoming ever more popular, with over 12,000 accredited instructors in the UK. This is the only book to bring the Forest School 'learning through nature' approach to a mainstream audience of parents and other carers.
Children's lack of exposure to nature and risk, as well as issues such as obesity caused by a sedentary lifestyle, are currently huge areas of concern in media and for parents.
Peter Houghton's charming line drawings give the book a magical feel that will make it stand out from the photographic approach taken by other nature-activity books.
The ultimate guide to woodland fun with kids! 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.
Be a fox tracking its prey, a moth evading a bat, a rabbit fleeing a forest fire!
Make a working bow and arrow, spectacular headdresses, beautiful woodland jewellery, magic wands - all with materials gathered from the forest floor.
Learn wilderness survival skills: build a shelter, make fire, forage and cook wild food.