'Knight again offers a readily accessible publication style for forest preschool and school practitioners; she effectively weaves together case studies, practical insights and theory to create an engaging and informative reference. A new chapter highlights the importance of working with parents and carers and useful updates responding to the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFSC) are included'-Dr Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Education, School of Education, Australian Catholic University
Sara provides evidence-based research as well as practical ideas through case studies. The book also shares the importance of being respectful of the environment, about keeping ourselves safe and changing attitudes about outdoor play to make it a priority in the early childhood curriculum.
Essential reading for practitioners and students. Insightful and knowledgeable. A must on your classroom bookshelf
This Text is informative and explores many of the key areas for learning within our module for developing a forest school.
This book supported a Y3 module and placement in a Forest school.
A readily accessible and evidence based publication is offered in response to the revised EYFS. Invaluable case studies support and give practical insight so that practitioners can engage creatively with their own practice. I particularly like the advice given about respecting the environment, keeping safe.
A good text to support the benefits of outdoor play practice. Essential reading.
The first edition of this book (2009) was already on the module indicative reading list. For those students who choose to write their summative essay on the subject of forest school it is an essential text. The latest edition provides clear, current information both in terms of language used and structure. Students find it accessible and useful.
An easy reading book that captures the essence of the forest school philosophy.
Very useful book as a supplement to our outdoor learning session. Have recommended the book to interested students, and it is always on display during the taught session. Thank you.
A very interesting read, particularly useful to trainees working towards QTS status within the 3-7 age range.
A really fascinating read, which is supported with lots of case studies and links to other learning aprroaches. The case studies cover a range of ages which is also interesting. Some of the discussion points are really good for engaging students in thinking about the topic and I will be enbeddging these within my lessons.
For those who want to really engage with this philosophy and understand its origins this text helps practitioners and students alike to either implement aspects or fully embrace its message. A fascinating read.
It is always good to see a book by Sara Knight. So many of our students are interested in this area and I am sure our new students will find this text helpful.
I found this to be a very accessible text that combines theory with practical examples and case studies. It will provide a strong introduction to the ethos of forest schools to those students who are new to Early Years and childcare. It will also support trainee teachers who are practitioners, to reflect on and improve opportunities for outdoor learning in their settings. I will be including this text as 'recommended reading' on the Early Years Teacher status programme.
Another excellent book from Sara. Recommended on 3 courses last year.
Excellent material. Clearly structured and organised. Up-to-date references. Discussion points are very useful.
This is an easy book to read which gives a good overview of forest schools. The chapter working with parents and carers is invaluable.
Excellent text for those outdoor learning modules. A great example of clear concise text for all levels
A very good book which focuses on Forest School and outdoor learning in the early years. I would recommend this book to students who are keen on learning more about using the outdoors as a learning resource for children in the early years.
All students working with children should read this book