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I am excited for Lisa to share with you a little bit about herself and her reason for joining Forest Kids. She has been with us since September, so many of you already know her and her commitment to the children and our Forest School philosophies. I am so pleased to ha...

September 26, 2016

We had a fantastic time at the market on Saturday, sharing our passion for Forest kids! Susi did an amazing job of face painting forest animals, fantastical creators, scary monsters and even a cupcake :) 

We were also really inspired to meet so many families interested...

September 14, 2016

Risky play makes some parents worried, I am one such parent, so I understand. It took me a long time, and a lot of training, to be comfortable with risky play but I knew that it was important because I could see the benefit of it in the children that I spent my days wi...

September 6, 2016

 We are so excited to be finally sharing our new program with parents and prospective Forest Kids! Our first parent information session this morning was a little grey but the threat of rain is no deterrent, we still had loads of fun. It is fantastic to meet families an...

August 11, 2016

If you haven't explored Linley Valley, then let us introduce you to one of our favourite places.

Nestled between Departure and Hammond Bay is a magical place with mysterious woodlands, meandering creeks, sunny meadows and picturesque Cottle Lake, teaming with wildlife....

June 9, 2016

Nanaimo Forest Kids is very happy to announce our two new sites! 

Beginning September 2016 we will have sessions for children ages 3-5 in the morning at beautiful Westwood Lake and in the afternoon at picturesque Linley Valley

For more information and to regi...

April 23, 2016

Happy, happy Earth Day. May you have just a moment today to reflect on the beauty of this magnificent planet that we are so blessed to share with so many other life forms. May you have a moment today to celebrate with friends and family the life giving forests, oceans...

March 20, 2016

Spring in the forest is such a magical time of year. We love finding new leaf buds, tiny flowers and little insects coming out of their winter nests. One of our favourite things is listening to and watching the many birds that are so busy this time of year and we are e...

March 19, 2016

 

Here is a short list from Forest School Canada: 

  • Improves health (environmental, physical, emotional, mental)

  • Develops of fine and gross motor skills

  • Increases understanding of and appreciation for nature

  • Augments ecological literacy

  • Makes addit...

March 10, 2016

Join us for an exciting new adventure at Nanaimo's first Forest School. Email nanaimoforestschool@gmail.com to register your little one for Autumn sessions.  

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