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Resources

Here are some resources for parents or carers who are interested in nature-based education and Forest School:

Books:

  1. "Forest School and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years" by Sara Knight

  2. "Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids" by Peter Houghton and Jane Worroll

  3. "Learning with Nature: A How-To Guide to Inspiring Children Through Outdoor Games and Activities" by Marina Robb, Victoria Mew and Anna Richardson

  4. "The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age" by Richard Louv

  5. "Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children" by Angela J. Hanscom

  6. "Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years" by Sara Knight and Jon Cree

  7. "Forest School: Outdoor Learning in Practice" by Jane Worroll and Peter Houghton

  8. "Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It" by Alex Beard

  9. "The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv

  10. "Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators" by David Sobel

Websites:

  1. The Forest School Association

  2. The Nature Conservancy

  3. The Woodland Trust

  4. The Wild Network

  5. The Natural Learning Initiative

Research Papers:

  1. "Nature-based learning and its association with wellbeing in the Finnish context: A systematic review" by Raija Korpela, Kaisa H. Mustonen, and Päivi K. Ratcliffe (2018)

  2. "Green Schoolyards as Havens from Stress and Resources for Resilience in Childhood and Adolescence" by Louise Chawla, Cheryl F. Craig, Daniel W. Anderson, and Anna R. McMahon (2014)

  3. "Evaluating the impact of Forest School on young children's self-regulation, self-esteem and dispositions towards learning" by Natasha Etherington (2015)

  4. "Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning" by David Sobel (2016)

  5. "Benefits of outdoor education for children and young people" by Kate Jeffrey and Sarah Barber (2017)

  6. "An exploration of the relationship between children's access to nature and the development of emotional and behavioural resilience" by Alice Phillips and Sarah Wyse (2018)

  7. "Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations" edited by Peter H. Kahn Jr. and Stephen R. Kellert (2002)

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