Category Archives: Ecole Foret Chelsea

“The woods are alive with the sound of animals….”

Yesterday at the Chelsea Forest School Family Drop-in, we encountered so many creatures we normally do not see on our weekly forest walks.  Our first surprise was to see a beaver in plain view in daytime!  He (or she) was lazily resting on the bank of the engorged stream for the entire morning!  His dam […]

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Child Led Learning

Trust the Children

Child led learning. The premise is simple; observe the children at play, follow up on what they are interested in, extend the learning by providing appropriate materials, and/or locations. But, throw in a little unpredictable Mother Nature and this gets infinitely more difficult. Wonderful play that involved digging and building in the deep snow, as […]

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Chelsea Forest School

On fait semblant maman (ou l’art de jouer sans jouet)!

En inscrivant ma petite fille à l’École en Forêt de Chelsea, je me doutais bien qu’elle aurait la chance de vivre de belles expériences en nature, mais je n’avais pas réalisé à quel point elle ferait autant d’autres apprentissages. Utiliser son imagination en est un qui lui sert quotidiennement! Savoir se divertir et solutionner des […]

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