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Beyond Babywearing: Why Newborns Belong at Free Forest School

By Katherine Wilcox Dudley There may be a sentiment that children will get more out…

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Splashing and Singing: What can children learn from playing in the rain?

By Sheila Williams-Ridge, member of the FFS Startup Council Editor’s Note: Weather is often a…

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RIE Principles for Parenting in Nature

Editor’s Note: FFS doesn’t promote any particular parenting philosophy or method, the RIE parenting method echoes so…

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Why I love Free Forest School (and you should too!)

Twin Cities facilitator Tracy Whitney shared her love for Free Forest School with Conservation Minnesota…

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Learning to Let Go

I’m watching as my two-year-old is testing each uneven step with his wobbly toddler legs,…

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The Stealthy Photographer: Taking Photos, Protecting Play

For many of us, wherever we go with our littles, we have a phone camera…

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Time Spent in Nature Builds Compassion

I have seen through experience that children who play in nature, in community, tend to…

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What is Emergent Learning?

Emergent learning is a term used to describe a flexible pedagogical approach that relies on…

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Nature Play Event – Minneapolis

On April 28, 2017, Free Forest School teamed up with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation to…

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Free Forest School Incorporates!

In April of 2017, five founding board members convened to draw up Articles of Incorporation…

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