Who: Geared for ages 0 to 5 ~ All family members welcome! When/Where: Tuesday, August 2nd -10:00am-12:00pm // The Salmon Center (Belfair) Friday, August 12th -10:00am-12:00pm // Blueberry Park/Tanglewood (Bremerton) Cost: Free for everyone Group size: 12 kids (registration is first come, first serve) Requirements: Classes take place rain or shine! Please register only if you know you are going to make it. Caregivers are responsible for their child and must remain on site during the event.
Everyone has a place in nature together. Come join us for a Family & Nature Play Class and be creative and curious with your family outside, in any weather. In the spirit of an emergent-based curriculum, children and parents or caregivers will visit a rotation of parks in Bremerton where they will refine their observation skills through play, stories, songs and hikes.
The class starts with free play supplemented with a few optional activities that focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, opportunities for problem solving, and scientific observation. Free play is followed by a welcome circle and introduction to our weekly theme, and from there we move into a hike to observe our theme closer and connect with outside. After our hike we will settle down as a group for a song and story that brings us back to our theme for that day. To end our time together children can offer up any exciting discoveries they have had, and as an option they can document it in a nature journal through drawing, writing wherever their skills are at. However, if children feel more led to play, then play they shall, before we head up as group to the start of our journey.