Fabled Forest CIC

Fabled Forest CIC

Built on the Forest School ethos, Fabled Forest CIC works with the aim of promoting sustainability a

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18/08/2021

Is your child anxious about going back to school?

One thing is certain...returning to school this year will bring big emotions. It's a lot to handle for kids.

Here's where our new “My Back-To-School Manifesto” comes in!

Read the manifesto together so that these empowering and positive statements get planted in your child's mind and replace their anxious thoughts.

The printable also includes a fill-in-the-blank Back-to-School Interview for your child.

Let us know if you'd like this free printable and we'll send you the link!

09/08/2021

A twist on the usual nature walk scavenger hunt.

01/08/2021

People Literacy
For a social animal like us, the most important learning of all learning is how to get along with each other in harmony. There are so many qualities and skills that fit us out to create and maintain harmonious relationships in the good times, and through the rough times. These qualities and skills are recognised by cultures around the world. Ours is not to measure them but to model them, that makes it oh so easy for the kids to catch them from us.

01/08/2021
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A good reminder. ❤

20/07/2021

Facts! 👇🏼

Via: WholeHearted School Counseling

Timeline photos 17/07/2021

Children’s ability to move and play are being restricted more than ever. We are trying to protect them by saying “No climbing,” “No running,” “No spinning,” “That’s too dangerous,” and “Get down from there!” However, research shows that the drastic decline in “risky” outdoor play in kids is creating behavior problems. By constantly hovering over kids, restricting their movement, and diminishing their time to play, we are causing more harm than good.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2013), a recent study shows that the average child spends eight hours a day in front of screens (television, video games, computers, smart phones, and so on). Older children and adolescents are spending an average of eleven hours a day in front of screens (Hanscom 2016). That’s a huge amount of time spent in front of screens, which provide little to no proprioceptive or vestibular input. In prior generations, this time was spent outdoors or in play.

In order for kids to listen, focus and learn to sit still for a period of time, they must develop both proprioception and vestibular sense. The most critical time to develop a child’s proprioception and vestibular sense is before age six. With all the time spent in front of screens and telling kids to sit still, avoid climbing, and stop jumping, it’s not surprising why kids won’t listen.

• Proprioception is what tells you where your body parts are without having to look at them. This is the sense that helps you make sense of gravity. It’s the reason you can switch from the gas pedal to the brake without looking at your feet, or bring popcorn to your mouth without taking your eyes off the movie screen. Without properly developed proprioception, kids can push too hard during tag, fall out of their seat at the dinner table, or trip while walking up stairs.

• Vestibular sense provides information about where the body is in relation to its surroundings. This is the sense that helps you understand balance, and it connects with all the other senses. When the vestibular system does not develop properly all other senses will struggle to function properly. Without a strong vestibular sense, kids will have no choice but to fidget, get frustrated, experience more falls and aggression, get too close to people when talking, and struggle with focusing and listening. Because they literally cannot help it.

In order for kids to learn to listen, focus and follow directions as they grow, they need to develop proprioception and vestibular sense by experiencing many physical challenges during childhood.

When children jump, swing, spin, pick up rocks or dig in the dirt, kids are doing exactly what they need. They aren’t intentionally doing it to get hurt, act rambunctiously, worry you or get messy. They are doing it to help themselves become safer, calmer and happier kids.
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08/07/2021

Research in psychology and health continues to show that people are happier and healthier when they have a chance to spend time outdoors!

Check out some of the benefits to spending time in nature with this graphic from Discover the Forest! 🌲🌳

15/06/2021

It's so true! Simple pleasures that teach and entertain, no batteries required.

What holds your children's attention?

Photos from Fabled Forest CIC's post 15/06/2021

"I want to carve a spoon"
"Can I carve a spoon?"
"I want to make a knife"
"I want to make a knife and a spoon"
Today has been a good day 😁

Revisiting safe stances with tools, wool web mazes, digging epic holes, weeding, fire lighting, crafts and smores at Worstead Primary

Take on the challenge! 17/05/2021

Stay wild 💚

Take on the challenge! Sign up for UK's biggest nature challenge with The Wildlife Trusts - returning 1st June 2021!

11/05/2021

It's been a beautiful soul charging day delivering Forest School at Worstead Primary School. We've been:
💚 Discussing the definition of 'control actions' and what control actions we can put in place for different weathers at Forest School
💚 Learning about the craft and medicinal uses for willow along with developing the willow dome
💚 Revisiting safe stances and approaches to tool work
💚 Making props to support role play
💚 Being tree saviours by potting up tree seedlings that have sprouted in places they won't thrive (e.g. the fire pit)
💚 Recapping on fire circle etiquette and how to/how not to toast marshmallows safely
💚 Getting messy in the mud kitchen
💚 Climbing and swinging

08/05/2021

FACTS OF THE DAY ....
Cucumbers... I didn't know this... and to think all these years I've only been making salads with the cucumbers...

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the
shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems.

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