Child Led and Outdoors
Our parent-child classes takes place in Central Park and Inwood Hill Park on a weekly basis. Based on Danish models and philosophy of Skovbørnehave (Forest Kindergarten), we promote:
• Versatile personal development
• Social skills
• Language development
• Body and movement
• Nature and natural phenomena
• Cultural expression and values
Learning is child driven and free.
The classes begin with our welcome song as we gather at our meet-up spot.
Each class session employs a theme for exploration, but the day is really led by our children. As we walk and explore together, parents and guardians watch for clues in the children’s free play as to what to encourage. Yet, interruption is always minimal.
Half way through the class we gather up for snack time – of danish rye bread and butter – and story telling. During this time we might also talk about what we've discovered so far or sing some songs.
After cleaning and packing up we continue our journey in the outdoors and end the class back at our meet up spot where we gather up one more time for the goodbye song.
In forest school the children learn how to take care of themselves and others, promoting compassion, collaboration and responsibility.
In the week after each class you'll receive a class review where you can read about highlights from the class. These reviews have become really popular, parents share them with grandparents and parents who are not attending the class get an insight into the adventures that are being had.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes