What’s More Important?

“What’s more important in preschool, learning your letters or learning to overcome your fear of tromping through that deep puddle? Or does learning to overcome your fear actually create a foundation for learning letters?” (Sobel, 2015, p. 41) I’m smack in the middle of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens by David Sobel, and this question has…

Mama’s Forest School

This is my daughter’s fifth year of school. Two years of preschool, one year of kindergarten, one year of first grade, and we’re now at the tail end of our year of second grade. While, if I’m honest, none of these years have been stellar (though first grade does stand out as a particularly good…