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Frogs, Maps and Flowers!

What Happened?

We celebrated our one year anniversary of Hudson Forest Play on Saturday with a community picnic at Voyageur Park across the border in Ontario. All week during Forest Play, the children either wanted to be in the water, the mud, the sand, or up a tree. We missed our Tuesday group due to bad air quality from forest fire smoke. Some children started making rock art with crayons after reading "Everyone Needs a Rock." We continued to discuss changes in nature and how to self regulate and take turns. Some children practiced conflict resolution with the Rock, Paper,Scissors game. Lots of beautiful flowers, frogs, berries, butterflies, and leaves were treasured and loved. Some children found a treasure map in a bottle!

What Does It Mean?

The community of children, and adults who support them, are flourishing in playful learning experiences. Growing connections between the children can be seen with new friendships, and teaching each other skills like tree climbing and in their parallel and cooperative play.

What's Next?

We will continue to make art with rocks and other natural materials. We will continue to promote healthy risk taking and holistic sensory experiences in nature. We will experiment more with group story telling and story acting.

Some mindful words of wellness from Anita Tso...

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Mei-Lyn Freeman
Mei-Lyn Freeman
Jun 12, 2023

Thank you to all those families who came to our End of Year Community Picnic and Camp at Voyageur Provincial Park. A HUGE thank you to Marianne Brownie for baking and decorating a delicious cake for everyone to share!!

The gorgeous spring season has transformed the forest to so much foliage and risky play opportunities for children to explore and enjoy. We can see their relationships building and strengthening as they mature and continue to develop their social and emotional skills needed for successful cooperative play. Thank you for cultivating this at home!

We look forward to what next week brings to Hudson Forest Play! 🐿️ 🌸 🌱 ❤️

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