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Forest Schools In Singapore And Nature-Based Education

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Forest Schools In Singapore

Whether you are seeking a nature focused school or a full-fledged Forest School curriculum, Singapore does have options for families.  Below you will find information on which schools in Singapore are incorporating it, cool nature-based activities in Singapore and of course – lots of fabulous resources too.

  • Tanglin Trust Forest Adventure Singapore

    FOREST SCHOOLS AND NATURE-BASED SCHOOLS IN SINGAPORE:

    More and more schools are offering The Forest School Program and nature-based learning highlighting the demand by parents for kids to head into their environment more and explore nature.  A list of schools embracing nature in the classroom is below.

    Tanglin Trust School

    Tanglin's Forest School Program is an outdoor-based learning model for nursery-age children, which connects effectively with the Curiosity Approach and is specially developed to enhance children's academic learning and stimulate their physical development. It complements the after school co-curricular forest adventure program, where Reception to Year 2 children experience outdoor learning at Tanglin. The program is run by qualified Level 3 teachers and facilitators, who make sure the activities are safely managed and age appropriate. The Infant School developed it to encourage discovery, hands-on learning, collaboration and allow children to explore the environment at the same time.

    Click here for more information!

    Canterbury Cove

    Canterbury Cove is Singapore's First Nature-Focused Infant Care Center. Their program is balanced and holistic. They provide infants and toddlers with a wide array of learning through play across all domains and using all their senses. They strike a good balance between structured and unstructured time to develop children’s love for learning and exploration.

    Click here for more information!

     

    The Forest School Singapore

    The "Forest School - Singapore" is an initiative of Coach Darren LLP.  The Forest School Education model is picked up from various countries around the World and integrated with the Singapore physical and educational landscape to enable children to have fun and explore but not forgetting the environmental and social needs.

    Click here for more information!

     

    Garden House Preschool

    Garden House Preschool, they get to the root of children’s education by heading to the great outdoors! Let your little explorer learn through playing outside, where they’ll discover everything from literacy to geography in their daily escapades. Bonus: your Indiana Jones will get their daily dose of Vitamin D too. Come visit the garden!

    Click here for more information!

     

    Canadian International School

    Canadian International School recently opened its Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus. Featuring amongst other things a mud kitchen, natural pond, herb and sound garden, the space helps young children develop important social, gross motor, math, observation and science skills.

    Click here for more information!

     

    Nature Explorers School

    A Forest School providing a holistic education for kids aged 3 to12 years old in an outdoor setting, Nature Explorers School teaches children everything from knowledge, skills, to emotional intelligence, and also trains their senses. The unique aspect about this school is that they adopt a child-led approach, meaning they allow children to choose their activities, so in one class, different children could be doing entirely different things. They strongly believe that children should follow their interests and instincts.

    Click here for more information!

  • MORE OUTDOOR EDUCATION RESOURCES IN SINGAPORE:

    Activities:

    Make your own Mud Kitchen - click here!  

    Books:

    Play The Forest School Way - fun book!

    The Practical Naturalist 

    Fun DIY Ideas:

    * Take a ball of string and use the climbing frame or a tree to create a spider's web.

    * Drape a sheet to create a den.

    * Rub a crayon over paper held over different textures like stones and bark and leaves.

    * Hunt for bugs!

    * Make mud pies.

    * Collect natural colors - sort rocks, sort leaves, etc.

    * Paint faces onto the trees using mud.

    * Make crowns from the treasures you find in the woods.

    * Make nests from twigs, leaves and grass cuttings for your soft toys.

    * Use flour to either mark out the path where you've walked, or to lay a treasure trail for the children to follow.

Additional Info:​

MORE RESOURCES FOR FOREST SCHOOLS AND NATURE BASED EDUCATION IN SINGAPORE:

Activities:

Make your own Mud Kitchen - click here!  

Books:

Play The Forest School Way - fun book!

The Practical Naturalist 

Podcast:

The Forest School Podcast

Fun DIY Ideas:

* Take a ball of string and use the climbing frame or a tree to create a spider's web.

* Drape a sheet to create a den.

* Rub a crayon over paper held over different textures like stones and bark and leaves.

* Hunt for bugs!

* Make mud pies.

* Collect natural colors - sort rocks, sort leaves, etc.

* Paint faces onto the trees using mud.

* Make crowns from the treasures you find in the woods.

* Make nests from twigs, leaves and grass cuttings for your soft toys.

* Use flour to either mark out the path where you've walked, or to lay a treasure trail for the children to follow.

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