There’s a new type of school offering that’s been rising in popularity, and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty innovative.
We live in an ever-changing world, and education has to adapt as well.
Microschools have proven to be an excellent option for parents looking to get their children into smaller learning environments. We’ve seen all types, such as STEM, arts, and now, we’re seeing forest schools pop up more and more.
Forest schools are revolutionary.
They’re a type of early childhood education that takes place outside. The curriculum is fluid, focusing on learner-led outdoor play that encourages curiosity and exploration.
This is a much safer option for learning during COVID-19, because students are out in the fresh air with plenty of space to remain 6 feet apart.
Distance learning has been riddled with issues. It’s forcing parents to play the role of educator and caretaker on top of working their full time jobs, and it’s taken away the social aspect and physical play that children need to thrive.
It was necessary at the time, but I believe children deserve more.
I’d love to discuss — what would you like to see in a forest school? Would this be something your kids would benefit from?