as winter has for surely moved in, in these past weeks, i’m sure lots of us mothers have thought about what to do with the littles ones on those cold snowy days except going sleighing or skiing. and i’m sure, i’m not the only one that thought about making little birdfeeders with the girls. i can’t count the number of winterbooks where the topic of thinking and taking care of the animals in the woods and the birds is mentioned. well, we’ve got lots of them. and i’m glad that through this way our children learn to care for others as well.christian built a bigger birdfeeder with the girls last winter and that’s when we started the whole birdfeeding thing.but this time, we wanted to bring something for the birds that live close to our little woods. i guess 2 old winter children books that i once read, were big influencers on that (Ingeborg Meyer-Rey: Die gestohlene Nase, Fred Rodrian: Hirsch Heinrich). I quickly ‘pinterested’ on how to do little birdfeeders, that we could hang on the trees and i found the ideas of: Read More
von Christian Zottl
Unser Urlaubstermin stand schon lange fest, nur das Reiseziel hielten wir uns bis zuletzt offen. Wo könnte man im November – in dieser Zwischenjahreszeit – noch gut Urlaub machen? Noch etwas Sommer-Sonne tanken vor dem Winter? Immer wieder hatten wir an Flugreisen ins Warme gedacht. Kanarische Inseln zum Beispiel. Aber mit zwei Kindern werden Flugreisen, trotz der Sonderangebote, schon von Grund auf etwas kostspielig, zuzüglich der Übernachtungskosten und ggf. eingeschränkter Mobilität vor Ort. Dann doch lieber mit dem VW-Bus losfahren, flexibel bleiben und die Unterkunft schon inklusive dabei haben. Also warten – bis der Wetterbericht zuverlässig wird. Read More
as promised earlier this week, here’s the second part with information about forest kindergarten equipment and outdoor equipment we use since some of you asked. those clothes/products i introduce are the ones we’ve been using and tested so far. i just laid them on the wooden wardrobe my husband built and photographed them there, because that’s where we dress before we go outside and that’s where our outdoor clothes are storaged.
a few readers asked me to write about “what is forest kindergarten?” and about “forest kindergarten equipment”. well, actually i didn’t want to write about it now. first, because we are “the new ones” in forest kindergarten and i think it takes a while to come out with founded information about it and also a reflected feedback of what we treasure most about it and of what we see a bit critical. and second, i thought it would make more sense to write about forest kindergarten equipment in the winter or next spring, after we actually tested our clothes in the colder ‘minus degree’ and in the wettest season.but since some of you are looking for some information now, in the fall, i’ll give you sort of an overlook with this post of what forest kindergarten is and how forest kindergarten life looks like in our case.there will be a second post coming soon about our personal equipment and their sources.
what is forest kindergarten?