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“The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theatre, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk.
If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories.
Half term at Bristol Forest School: adventure calls…
This week BFS has launched another social media platform via Twitter – follow us at Bristol Forest School @
The Seven Best Signs of Spring – showing themselves now in the BFS woodland… Snowdrops, Daffodils, Crocuses, Buds, Celandine, Nettles and Primroses!
A quick heads-up for parents, teachers, volunteers and Bristol Forest School visitors – we now have a Facebook reviews section! Let us know what you thought of your session/s with us, and tell us your favourite forest school activity…
“Using real tools is still relatively uncommon in nurseries, yet more settings are using real objects, rather than smooth-edged, plastic simulations. However, plastic tools can often leave little room for children to do anything substantial, meaningful, or realistic with and can diminish the opportunity to build new skills in relation to problem solving, critical thinking and responsibility.
Real tools are far more interesting to young children, offering them a sense of accomplishment and enthusiasm for constructing, building, engineering, and creating. The use of real tools in an early years setting promotes children’s self-regulation and self-control as the consequences of misusing the tools are also very personal and very real.”
“Through this one child-led play experience, they practiced problem solving, fine motor skills, balance, quick reflexes, empathy, teamwork, endurance, and touch processing skills.”