Led by the Gnomes.... Here at Led by the Wild we love gnomes. Going on gnome hunts, telling gnome stories, carving gnomes, making gnome villages...if gnomes do exist, then they most certainly exist in Whites Wood. We even have Jo, our very own gnome expert in residence, who is
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Autumn provides us with so many beautiful colours. Acorns and Conkers, spiky sweet chestnut shells and leaves of amber, gold and scarlet make enticing loose parts for children to explore as well as providing decoration for our homes. In this Blog post I will share a simple way to make some
Becoming Independent Health and Self-Care form an important part of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the idea of allowing children to gain the necessary skills to increase independence, runs through many educational philosophies. Maria Montessori is particularly recognised for the importance she placed on self care, valuing it equal
What is a Schema? A schema in terms of play, is described as a repeated pattern of behaviour which helps some children explore ideas and put meaning to their actions so that they can make sense of the world. It is thought to be necessary for a child's cognitive development and an
Why Experiment With Sound? In our Tree Tots sessions we provide opportunities that will help children begin to notice and become attuned to the sounds around them. Fortunately, the woodland naturally offers a vast range of environmental sounds that can be explored but we also provide other
Why encourage small world play? What a wealth of opportunities for learning small world play offers! From imitating real life situations, to retelling and extending on stories heard, children can start developing empathy and learn to articulate their thoughts by taking on different roles. Playing alongside their peers,
Lavender's blue dilly dilly This week, we made lavender bags. Picking the tiny, dried flowers off the stalks, grinding with a pestle and mortar, winding and tying the string encourages little hands to coordinate and use a range of movements. In addition, there is the wonderful sensory stimulation