posted on May, 24 2010 @ 03:30 PM
" VASHON ISLAND, Wash. – When they're outside, the children in Erin Kenny's class don't head for cover if it rains or snows. They stay right
where they are — in a private five-acre forest. It's their classroom.
They spend three hours a day, four days a week here, a free-flowing romp through cedar and Douglas fir on Vashon Island in Puget Sound.
The unique "forest kindergarten" at Cedarsong Nature School is among several that have opened in recent years in the U.S., part of movement that
originated in Europe to get kids out from in front of televisions and into the natural world.
"American children do not spend much time outdoors anymore," Kenny says. "There's a growing need and an awareness on parents' part that their
children really need to do more connecting with nature." "
Great Story on Yahoo News!
This is a really neat idea. It is inspired by the book " Last Child in The Woods". It would be nice if if there was one around here to send my kids