This is my favourite of Claire Wardens books, truly inspirational in terms of educating children using the outdoors as the appropriate vehicle. Very easy to read and digest, very up to date and really makes you consider the resources you use both from an educational, environmental and social point of view. It also shows how to change current practice to use better resources at minimal cost. It includes the use of Forest School methodology which is really taking off in schools across the UK and also the describes and details how to implement in more urban settings the principles of Nature kindergartens that are based on the Scandinavian approach. Other topics included within the book are risk, consultation, creativity, community and valuing children as capable competent learners to name but a few. This should be on the reading list for all educators but especially relevant to the early years and primary sectors so B.E.D primary, PGDE, Nursery/early years students.
One person found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?