A popular saying in the forest school world is that “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing” suggesting that children can experience the benefits of outdoor play during all seasons. You may find this clothing list (see below) for forest school useful in making sure that children are properly clothed for all weather so that they can experience the rain, the mud, the snow, the ice, the sun and the wind.forest-school-clothing-lists-for-all-seasons
Four-season play is important. We live in a country where children can witness the changes in the weather over a year. Outdoor play should not be limited to the warmer months. Fall offers leaves to jump in. Winter gives ice to crack. Spring provides mud for pies and sliding. Summer has a bounty of natural materials to discover and explore. Each season offers different possibilities for play and learning. What are your favourite experiences in each of the seasons? Do you like swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter? What were your favourite experiences as a child? What types of experiences do you provide the children that you work with so that they too can experience four-season play?
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