Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool

Tallahassee’s first forest school. Children learn best through play in the outdoors.

Operating as usual

04/02/2024
Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 02/06/2024

It’s all about the process!!! We loved this project today. In the end it looked like a craft with a beautiful outcome…. But the kids got to paint it however they wanted for as long as they wanted. Some of them used a few fingers, many their whole hand, others put handprints and some rubbed back and forth. They all enjoyed the sensory experience of paint on their hands. Joy and wonder had by all!

02/03/2024

The benefits of getting outside in nature start at birth! Come spend time with us connecting with your child and nature. Classes start this coming Friday

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 01/19/2024

The weather was perfect day to cap off our focus of weather. There were clouds for observing and the kids had fun using the cloud finder. The sun is lower in the sky during the winter. This makes for nice long shadows. So today we did shadow drawings, a great prewriting activity.

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 01/17/2024

Wind and ice! Florida gave us a true winter day today as we continue to explore the weather.

12/23/2023

This has some great information about the importance of loose part play.

Another great study, this one on Preschool Children's Loose Parts Play and the Relationship to Cognitive Development from the Journal of Intelligence. There are a lot of great nuggets of information in this study!
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-3200/11/8/151

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 12/13/2023

Some photos of our busy little hands in the woods. A few nails, scrap wood and rubber equals endless fun. Nature another rubber band and some paint and let the process art begin. Activities can be simple, you don’t need a lot of supplies. In many cases, less is more. And it when it comes to art it’s the process not the product the kids learn from and enjoy. activities

12/07/2023

Yesterday we were playing in the woods as we usually do. 11 kids running around making their own fun. And one stopped pointing up high in this tree. She had noticed this bird sitting. She was so over joyed and started calling for everyone to see it. We watched it until it flew away. This is why we spend hours outside each day with our kids. This is what we want them to do. We want them to stop and notice. We want them to appreciate and see the awe and wonder in nature. This is what it is all about.

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 11/14/2023

“Exploring nature’s wonders with the little ones through process art! 🌳🎨 Watching children create leaf prints today allowed them to explore the different shapes and sizes leaves come in. We are learning about trees and this was a delightful journey of creativity and education.

10/09/2023

Love our new shirts! They go on sale tomorrow!

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 10/04/2023

🌱👧👦 Growing little gardeners! Today, our preschoolers got their hands dirty, planting seeds of curiosity and watching them bloom. 🌷🌿 Their giggles were the best fertilizer!

09/30/2023

Today we had a family work day. I am overwhelmed by the support from our amazing families. So much was accomplished. Connections were made, children played, and everyone left tired but happy. I can’t tell you how much of a success it was and how lucky I feel to be part of such a wonderful community. Thank you all!!!

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 09/21/2023

Our kids get a lot of time to play. But we like to mix some small group work each day to check in with them and introduce new things. This week continuing with mushrooms we did a simple counting activity. Children practiced one to on corresponds and number recognition. They also had to pick up these flat tricky circles. Learning can be quick, easy, and fun
Sensory bins aren't just heaps of fun, they're educational powerhouses! They stimulate touch, sight, and sometimes even smell and sound, providing a rich sensory experience that fosters creativity, fine motor skills, and cognitive development.

New Class Being Offered 09/11/2023

New Class Being Offered - https://mailchi.mp/420e5ebd1744/new-class-being-offered Come join us in the woods with your little ones!

New Class Being Offered “My name is Kristin and I am excited to be teaching the Caregiver and Me class at Into the Woods playschool! My three-year-old, Lucy, attends Into the Woods and loves it. I have a degree in early childhood education and have been teaching for many years, most recently as a homeschool mom for my ow...

09/07/2023

Introduce your family to the Forest School way with a class for parents and their little ones!

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 09/01/2023

🎨✨ Preschool Art Adventure! Let's Dive into STEM and Process art with Web-making! 🕸️🔍

Today, our little artists embarked on a creative journey, embracing the beauty of PROCESS over PRODUCT. 🌟

Activity 1: Toothpick & Marshmallow Webs 🦷💡
- Grab some toothpicks and marshmallows.
- Watch those tiny hands engineer intricate spider webs.
- Learning shapes, fine motor skills, and problem solving!

Activity 2: Paper, Paint & Coat Hanger Webs 🖌️🕷️
- Unleash the power of imagination with paper, paint, and coat hangers.
- Encourage free expression and creativity.
- Every web is unique, just like our little artists!

Remember, it's all about the journey of exploration and discovery. 🌈💫

Share your preschooler's artistic marvels below and inspire others to celebrate the process! 📸👏 🎨👦👧

08/21/2023

🌿 Exciting News for Parents and Guardians! 🌿

Looking for a nurturing, nature-filled preschool for your little ones aged 3-5? Look no further! 🍃

🌳 Into The Woods Playschool 🌳 has a limited spot available for enrollment. 🎉

🌼 Our nature-based curriculum encourages curiosity, exploration, and a love for the great outdoors.

🦋 With experienced educators, we provide a safe and engaging environment for your child's early development.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to let your child's imagination bloom in the heart of nature. 🌱

Interested? Send us a message or visit our website for more information: intothewoodsplayschool.com

Enroll your child today and let them embark on a journey of discovery with us! 🌟

08/21/2023

🌿 Exciting News for Parents and Guardians! 🌿

Looking for a nurturing, nature-filled preschool for your little ones aged 3-5? Look no further! 🍃

🌳 Into The Woods Playschool 🌳 has a limited spot available for enrollment. 🎉

🌼 Our nature-based curriculum encourages curiosity, exploration, and a love for the great outdoors.

🦋 With experienced educators, we provide a safe and engaging environment for your child's early development.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to let your child's imagination bloom in the heart of nature. 🌱

Interested? Send us a message or visit our website for more information: Intothewoodsplayschool.com

Enroll your child today and let them embark on a journey of discovery with us! 🌟

08/18/2023

Today we brought out the scissors. Cutting nature is an easy way to practice scissor skills, hand eye coordination, and hand strength. When you use nature there is no fear of messing up and no waste. They can cut to their heart desire. ✂️🏞️🌳🍃 ✂️

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 08/16/2023

“🌱 Embracing messy creativity! These young artists dove into the world of mud painting, discovering the magic of mixing water and mud to craft unique textures and colors. 🎨🌧️ Watching their masterpieces evolve as the mud dried was a lesson in patience and artistic transformation. 🌞🎈

08/10/2023

🌳🍃 Exciting Adventures Begin! 🍂🌱
First day at Forest Preschool 🏞️🌈

Little explorers embarked on a journey of learning and nature today. From hiking the trails to finding critters, our forest preschoolers embraced the great outdoors as their classroom. 🌿 Here's to a year filled with outdoor discoveries, growth, and endless fun! 🌲🌟

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 08/03/2023

Refreshed the mud kitchen and the building got a total remodel. Can’t wait for everyone to see it at orientation Sunday! We still have space for one more student if you are looking to join!

07/09/2023

🌳🏫 Exciting News! 🌳🏫

Enroll your little one in an unforgettable learning adventure at our Forest School! 🌿🌲🍃

🍎 Nature-inspired education
🌈 Outdoor exploration
📚 Hands-on learning
🐿️ Wildlife encounters

Limited spots available for the fall! Don't miss this chance for your child to grow, discover, and thrive in a beautiful forest environment. 🌿✨

Swipe up or visit our website to secure your spot today! 📲💻

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 05/17/2023

Dinosaurs are captivating to children. We planned some idea but the things they came up with were far superior!

Photos from Into the Woods: A Nature Playschool's post 05/05/2023

We have been raising these tadpoles for weeks. We have been feeding them pond water with plants in it. But is there something else I can feed them? Any advice?
We are very committed at this point and hoping to have frogs soon!

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8551 Buck Lake Road
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