he moment we are born, humans begin to learn through their senses and emotional connections. Oral storytelling continues this learning - tapping into our innate ability to make sense of the world through relationships with others.
Written by BIRDWINGS FOREST SCHOOL "Sometimes when you try hard things, you find out you can actually do them!" This exclamation was the epiphany that came to a child while his group was scrambling up a gully. He was leaning over the steep rock-face he had just climbed up, a little surprised that he had … Continue reading Reset, Recharge and Refocus: the therapeutic benefits of adventure-based programs for kids.
All learning begins with a sense of trust and security. We cannot possibly ask children to learn something new if they do not feel safe or cared for. Connection must come first and through connection we learn about each other, and what we are ready to do. At Birdwings Forest School, we work closely with … Continue reading Confidence flows from Connection: helping children do hard things
Birdwings Forest School have been named winners in the Nature Play Community award for the 2020 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Outdoors Queensland Awards. This award recognises our contribution to the provision of community nature play and green spaces of the Gold Coast, including our WildPlay Adventurers playgroups, our Community Spring Fair, Nature Connection Training and the ecological projects we continually work on as an integrated part of our Bush Club and Little Birdwings Forest Kindy programs.
Despite the interesting events of 2020, we have flourished in our creek and bush play this year, and it was our pleasure to be able to share our joy with our Birdwings Forest School and local community in our recent Spring Fair.
Our annual SPRING FAIR and OPEN DAY is on again for Birdwings Forest School! You are very welcome to come along to join us on our forest school site in Guanaba. If you are curious about forest school, or have always wanted to visit - this is the opportunity! This is a lovely old-fashioned community … Continue reading Spring Fair and OPEN DAY!
Written by Narell Neville, September 2019 Outdoor experiences are an important part of children’s healthy development. Babies love being outdoors: a whole wide world of sensory discovery awaits! So much to see, hear, touch and experience. So much to learn. These experiences are enhanced when adults are on hand to ensure safe environments, communicate and interpret … Continue reading The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Babies
We love our Birdwings Bush Club and Little Birdwings Forest Kindy because children can have a natural childhood, playing and having fun with friends in nature.
Birdwings offers forest school for grown-ups in our nature connection retreats. Relax and reconnect in the rainforest.