Can we join in the middle of a session?
If there is space available, yes! We will pro-rate your fee. Contact us for more details.
Can we enroll in multiple classes per week; like Monday AND Wednesday?
Of course! While the class lesson focuses on the same elements, each class has different students and ages, so no two classes are truly the same.
What if it rains?
Some of the best adventures are had in the rain! Puddles, drips and splashing are all a part of learning. We suggest that your child (and YOU) are dressed for the weather so that you can take part in every part of learning. Some Suggestions
I'm not really and "outdoorsy" person. Where do I even begin?
We recommend dressing for the weather. The right gear really does make a huge difference. No one is having fun if they are wet with their pants are all bunched up. We promise, if you and your tiny human come with the correct attire an open mind, we'll all have fun together.
Bonus: Children in nature educational environments sleep better at night, have less anxiety, longer attention spans and are generally just nicer to be around.
Will my child actually learn anything?
Absolutely! The Gigglewoods curriculum builds on your child's innate curiosity and from there, will learn math concepts (like volume and measurement), vocabulary words (like petrichor and psithurism), scientific skills (like compare, contrast and categorize) and life skills which cannot be graded (like situational awareness and appreciation for life), just to name a few!
What are the benefits of Forest School?
physical: healthy bodies, stronger immune systems, among others
emotional: better emotional resilience and management of emotional states, among others
mental: improved cognitive functioning, more relaxed/less stress, among others
What about Covid-19?
When activities are near where you live and allow plenty of space between you and others, outdoor activities pose a lower risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus than indoor activities do. There are natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties in wood which eliminate about 99 percent of all potential contaminants. Coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days. Warmer temperatures and exposure to sunlight will reduce the time the virus survives on surfaces and objects. Normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces.
What is the mask policy?
Because we are outside in the fresh air with lots of space, we do not require masks.