10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a morning of yoga, nature connection, play and activities at Gresswell Forest Reserve in Macleod.
Our workshop facilitator Penny is a qualified Primary School Teacher, children’s yoga teacher and level 3 trained Forest School Leader who has been facilitating our Gresswell Forest bush playgroups for the past two years.
We’ll start off with some gentle and fun yoga poses (parents are welcome to join in as well!) then the children will enjoy a range of sensory nature play activities including mud kitchen play, story time on the mat, song and plenty of opportunity for climbing, balancing, building and learning about our natural environment.
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to build their gross motor and physical skills through climbing, balancing, walking and fine motor skills during our craft activities. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally. Our playgroups are also a time for parents to disconnect from their busy lives (and technology) and re-connect with their child in nature. This time is as much for you as it is for your child.
This session is an all weather outdoor event so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes.
Ages: 4 – 8 years (siblings under 12 months are welcome to attend for free).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living” David Attenborough