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Nature Connect – ‘Bush Kindy’ 2017 … the countdown is on!

Dear 2017 families,  As a program, Nature Connect is heading into its third year. But for you, the families of 2017,  it is a whole new and exciting chapter of your child’s kindy learning journey on which we are about to embark together.  We hope that the following presentation will help you to fully realise the amazing learning that your child will be engaged
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Bush Kindy short film 2016

Bush Kindy in action Posted by Lobethal Community Kindergarten on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Nature Connect 2016 – The Pedagogy of Nature Play

A brief exploration of the thinking and research behind why we do what we do!  Click on the link below to read all about it. Nature play pedagogy blog post

Nature Connect 2016 – Sharing our story

The Adelaide Hills Weekender Herald recently ran a fantastic story on our Nature Connect Bush Kindy Program …. Click here to read the article online.

Nature Connect 2016 – Jumping in Puddles

A glimpse into a very wet and muddy bush kindy session. “There is nothing like a day of steady rain to present us with an altered learning environment, a unique set of challenges and fantastic chance to explore new things” click on the link below to read the whole story 🙂 Blog Post T2 Wk6 Jumping in Puddles Im hoping that uploading the posts
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Nature Connect 2016 – Mud, Glorious Mud

{Our staff team is attending an inspiring ‘making learning visible’ conference Wednesday, so although there is no bush kindy session this week, enjoy sharing in the children’s wonder and joy as you read all about mud, glorious mud.}  In the eyes of a child mud and dirt is not something to avoid in case one should get themselves or their clothing dirty.  It is something
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Nature Connect 2016 – Gathering places

Framed by the magical and alluring hues of an early morning rainbow, the tiny sparks of the fire flicker gently before greedily engulfing the dry kindling and pieces of wood above.  The crackling of the flames, the warmth of the fire, and the smell of toast cooking above the hot coals, send out an enticing invitation for everyone to gather around. The fire is
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Nature Connect 2016 – literacy in action

As we spend our days together, wandering (and chatting), playing (and chatting) sitting by the warmth of the fire (and chatting) all while soaking up the natural beauty of Bushland park, we are very aware of the fact that our children are immersed, not only in an environment rich in oral language, but one which is also abundant with the symbols and signs they
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Nature Connect 2016 – first day reflections…through the children’s eyes

I had the pleasure of sitting with each of our children yesterday and discussing their first day at bush kindy with them.  We chatted as they drew, and recalled, reflected and recorded their thoughts, feelings and experiences.  I was amazed at the variety of things that each child recalled as the highlights of their day.  I was excited to have them share with me
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