Play is the way children discover the world around them.
A forest school is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop.
Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline. Socially, it improves communication, cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness. Emotional benefits include reduced aggression and increased happiness, self-belief and confidence.
Founded by three families in love with our children and our natural surrounding, every weekend we gather in two simple and safe outdoor spaces on North Evia.
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”
- Dr. Maria Montessori
"Nature is a tool," says Moss, "to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves."
We want out children to feel safe to take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings and grow. We as parents are present and available and the children are free to participate in fun activities or freely explore their surroundings.
We want our children to tell stories of freedom, of power, of control and of intimacy with friends. Independent play, outdoors and being far from grown-up eyes, is what we all remember.
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday we gather in Kirinthos, Evia.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday we gather in Vlachia, Evia.
We gather at 11.00 and play through 'till 14.00.
What to bring:
1. Waterproof clothing, boots and a change of clothes -
“there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
2. A homemade, healthy snack to share with everyone.
We ask for a 5 euro donation per family. Your first visit is free.
Finally, if you are an early childhood educator, entertainer or enthusiast we would love to hear from you!