Today, in the forest, I was working with some of my kindergarten friends as they were sharing plans, ideas and methods for creating a rope swing when I bore witness to what just may be my favourite exchange between children with regards to forest school and what it means to children and their development and how they view their experiences …
March Highlights: This Month we Combine Staying Safe at Home, While Retaining Our Passion for Nature
March has been a crazy month, and we were sad earlier in the month to have been given direction to temporarily close until further notice. This was an important measure for the health of the children and our staff members, but it won’t be forever. For now, we are going to listen to the government’s advice on social distancing, while …
February Fun: Learning About Snowflakes, Back Out in Our Snowshoes, Pushing Our Balance to the Limit in the Forest and Much More
The first two months of 2020 has been incredible for us here at Discovery Child Care. This month we learned whether we can eat snow, researched the circle of life, got our snowshoes back on and pushed our balance to the limits on ropes in the forest. Here’s what we got up to in February.
January Highlights: Measuring Animal Tracks in the Forest, Strapping on Our Skates and Much More!
The first month of the year is over and it has been an absolute blast for us here at Discovery Child Care.
December Highlights: Donating to the local community, getting our snowshoes on, learning about animals in winter and much more!
We truly live in a beautiful part of the world, so let’s find new ways to care for our environment in 2020! We wish all our families, friends and followers a wonderful new year!
The Children Get Out in the Forest to Use Tools!
We are so excited to be back in the woods with the Forest School Kinders once again! The children have begun connecting with “their” forest in so many ways and learning how to be safe in a variety of different environments and activitie
November Highlights: Science Experiments, Sharing Travel Experiences, Learning How Snowflakes are Formed and Much More!
The month soon changed, however, with numerous snowstorms signalling the start of winter. That’s not going to stop us from having fun here at Discovery Child Care! This month we learnt about the different seasons, created clouds, shared our travel experiences, studied animal winter routines and much much more!
October Highlights: Building Bridges, Learning About Pumpkins and Making the Most of Ontario’s Beautiful Fall Colours
With Halloween finally here and the beautiful fall colours still in full bloom, here at Discovery Child Care we have been making the most of the changing season!
September Smiles: Watching Our Butterflies Hatch, Jumping in Puddles and Our Annual Fall Food Drive
Other amazing things we’ve done this month include jumping in puddles (it’s rainy season after all), picking fresh pears and kicking off our annual fall food drive.