Q + A: How do I know if a forest school is right for my child?

Choosing a forest school over a traditional nursery or kindergarten is definitely an atypical choice, although the options for doing so are becoming more mainstream (hooray!).  And as a parent, it’s normal to question how you know it would be right – although, I would argue as with most things parenting, you probably know in your heart of hearts if it’s the right choice for you or your child.7 questions to ask about forest school to figure out if it is right for you and your childWhen we chose forest schools for ourselves, there wasn’t much information out there as to what it even was, or how it worked, especially in the Danish context.  I went with it, trusting my gut and wanting to at least give it a try.  But having been in it now for awhile, and getting lots and lots of emails from parents considering the same, I wanted to pull together the “screens” we used and we often give as advice, because it can feel like a really big decision, and it isn’t always easy.  I actually wrote them all up in the 7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Considering Forest School, which is what I’ll refer to here.  I wanted to make sure people could find it easily when thinking about various questions and answers regarding going with the forest school system (which are typically found here in our Q + A format).  Let me know your thoughts!

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