April 8, 2019

This past snow season was extremely exciting and dynamic in our Vancouver program. One of the aspects of the forest that comes alive in snow is the movement of animals we normally don't perceive. Often unseen, snow records their movements and the stories of their lives...

February 23, 2019

After the children finish eating their snack and listening to a story, the educators will bring out the day's materials and equipment. In one of our afternoon groups, there is often a request for a swing and depending on the area, the branches may or may not be conduci...

February 11, 2019

Winter at Fresh Air Learning has been a magical time.   This is the time of the year where friendships have formed with peers and space, the children have their favourite spots, the interactive play has deepened and personalities are shining!

The children have been...

January 1, 2019

 Slug spotting on the trail. 

As 2018 draws to a close, I've been tasked with the final blog post of the calendar year. I'm enjoying being back in our preschool groups again after some time away.

This fall, we had some particularly lovely days walking down the trails in...

December 10, 2018

We in Vancouver have been enjoying getting to know Jericho Beach Park in new ways as we explore the forest and the beach. One favourite stop along our hike to our main forest play spot is "The Rock," a large, rough-textured rock with a gently sloping side, perfect for...

December 3, 2018

As we moved into the end of our third month together, the children have had more time to interact and form ideas about each other. They are getting to know each other better, some of each other's interests, and are starting to figure out who likes to engage in certain...

November 8, 2018

October was full of sunshine, and our programs really glowed in its warmth.

September is a time to get to know routines, fine-tune both our logistics and gear and get our hiking legs back on.

October has really clicked into place with children having a greater sense...

October 15, 2018

Another year begins at Fresh Air Learning, with the most glorious and sun-filled Fall we could ask for. We've been spending a lot of time building relationships of trust, joy and humour with children, as some are entering their first structured program of their lives....

July 9, 2018

Our nine-month programs have come to a close. It's a time for reflection in our community, of what we did, how we grew, and our goals for the future. For some children (and parents!) it is hard to let go to a treasured class, play group, or teacher. Our year at Fresh A...

June 1, 2018

Spring has sprung in Vancouver and everything is in bloom.

At the farm, the children have been deepening their relationships with the animals.  The affectionate goats at Southlands Farm have been a favourite this year.   Many a cuddle puddle has occurred involving kids...

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