Forest School and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years
- Sara Knight - Teacher and Forest School Leader
Expanding on aspects of Forest School teaching, and drawing on new developments and policy changes within the field, this new edition also includes:
- a new chapter on working with parents
- greater coverage of the 0-2 age range
- new case studies to aid learning
- coverage of international approaches to Forest School
Yet again Sara Knight delivers an inspirational text for all those working in or studying early years education and care.
Sara Knight is an experienced early years educator and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is a trained Forest School practitioner and author of Forest Schools For All and Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play (both published by SAGE).
Essential reading for practitioners and students. Insightful and knowledgeable. A must on your classroom bookshelf
This Text is informative and explores many of the key areas for learning within our module for developing a forest school.
This book supported a Y3 module and placement in a Forest school.
A readily accessible and evidence based publication is offered in response to the revised EYFS. Invaluable case studies support and give practical insight so that practitioners can engage creatively with their own practice. I particularly like the advice given about respecting the environment, keeping safe.
A good text to support the benefits of outdoor play practice. Essential reading.
The first edition of this book (2009) was already on the module indicative reading list. For those students who choose to write their summative essay on the subject of forest school it is an essential text. The latest edition provides clear, current information both in terms of language used and structure. Students find it accessible and useful.
An easy reading book that captures the essence of the forest school philosophy.
Very useful book as a supplement to our outdoor learning session. Have recommended the book to interested students, and it is always on display during the taught session. Thank you.
A very interesting read, particularly useful to trainees working towards QTS status within the 3-7 age range.
A really fascinating read, which is supported with lots of case studies and links to other learning aprroaches. The case studies cover a range of ages which is also interesting. Some of the discussion points are really good for engaging students in thinking about the topic and I will be enbeddging these within my lessons.
For those who want to really engage with this philosophy and understand its origins this text helps practitioners and students alike to either implement aspects or fully embrace its message. A fascinating read.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Celebrate Mud downloadable poster
Chapter One: Contextualising Forest Schools