Forest Play Program (Ages 3-5)

Nature Sessions for Little Ones

6-week Fall session now open for registration (Sep 15 – Oct 22, 2020)

Flying Squirrels Forest Play is a nature play program for young children aged 3.5-5 years.  We are pleased to offer this program in partnership with the Town of Kentville at the beautiful Kentville Gorge.

Why Nature Play?

Outdoor play in nature is an essential part of children’s healthy development supporting their physical, emotional and mental well-being. Play is where young children learn such diverse skills and traits as physical literacy, communication, empathy, sharing, spatial awareness, problem solving, resilience and persistence. And the natural world is where humans have been playing for thousands of years.

As nature play facilitators, we can attest to the idea of an innate nature play instinct. Most children settle into exploratory play in nature within a few hours, even if they have never done it before. And from there, they grow in a variety of capacities in leaps and bounds over the course of only a few weeks. Nature play is simple, and yet vital to the development of healthy people, a healthy society and a healthy planet.

Timing and Application Details

Tuesday & Thursday mornings, Sep 15 – Oct 22, 2020

When: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Kentville Gorge

Register here.

The program is limited to 8 children and is facilitated by two experienced children’s nature facilitators, Judy Lipp and Emily LeGrand.

Program fee: $265, some bursaries available.