E90: Home Ed Series: Forest School – A Holistic Approach To Learning with Lewis & Gemma from Children Of The Forest

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have Lewis Ames and Gemma Southerden joining us. Lewis and Gemma are qualified Forest Leaders and the directors of Children Of The Forest. They are both former teachers who have gone into business together to focus on what they are passionate about: giving children and families meaningful learning and play experiences, in the great outdoors. Tucked away on their beautiful, private 3 acres of Gaddon Woods, they run weekly sessions where children can explore and follow their own learning journeys.  Their mission is to give children real skills, real freedom in their play, and to reconnect families with nature.

So grab a seat by the fire as we travel to the UK and discuss the importance of meeting children where they are and allowing them to progress holistically at their own pace.

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Show Notes

Children Of The Forest website: Children of the Forest -Home (children-of-the-forest.com)
Podcast: The Forest School Podcast
Instagram: @ children_of_the_forest_uk

Forest School Association: Forest School Association | What is Forest School? | Forest Schools | Nature Premium

Books Mentioned:

It’s OK Not To Share by Heather Shumaker- https://amzn.to/3j202qW
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn – https://amzn.to/3z6gOec
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn – https://amzn.to/3D3jsDM

Books written by Lewis & Gemma:
The Myths of Outdoor Play and Learning by Lewis Ames – https://amzn.to/3819Vi6
The Forest School Cooking Bible by Lewis Ames & Gemma Southerden – https://amzn.to/381cj8H

Ongoing Community Support:
The Waldock Way https://www.thewaldockway.com/ref/76/

Wild Learning Curriculum – https://discoverwildlearning.com/?ref=927

Big Life Journal – https://biglifejournal.com/?aff=1417

All About Reading: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.net/go.php?id=2109

The Music Podcast for Kids Learning Package – https://themusicpodcastforkids.podia.com/premiumvoulumone/wguqi



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