|Animal forms; making tracks in the snow!|
At North Branch Nature Center, March marks the beginning of Forest Preschool's spring session. Here at Forest Preschool, we have embraced the weather, the thick blanket of white, and large, plowed piles of snow! The barn on-site offers a safe, cozy space to warm during mid-morning meeting and snack. Time outdoors experiencing the winter world has allowed youngsters opportunity to build resilience while playing, exploring, and learning through their senses. When winter is hard pressed to make way for spring, snow and ice inspire wonder and is just plain old fun; even in March!
Here’s a peek at our immersion-based creative play and exploration in the frozen landscape this March at Forest Preschool:
Developing a sense of place; looking for signs of life while voyaging through the snow to the bridge.
|Exploration and discovery; finding animal track stories in the snow.|
Promoting healthy movement; climbing "Pirate Mountain."
Eventually the snow will melt and give way to new life and the return of many songsters. Clothing layers will be shed and a spring world will slowly emerge, beckoning the little ones to make new discoveries and experience wide eyed wonder. I'm excited!