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Nature's child

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Author Anna-Marie Ogilvy

Nature Tots Officer

Children learn through experience. They engage with the things they can hold, they can see, they can smell, they can touch. And the richness that's available to them outside is so much greater than that which is available indoors.

How do we do this? By creeping slowly into the woods, following the magic trail, absorbing all that is new around themthen we have arrived at our Forest School site and the children are so excited. And we haven't even lit the fire yet!

Since launching the Sussex Wildlife Trust's Nature Tots sessions in July,we have been inundated with enquiries. We encourage under fives to get involved in Forest School activities by exploring their natural world, including a regular fire circle, woodland activities, stories and lots more. We'll take them outside in rain or shine, not a problem as long as you're prepared for the weather!

So come along and join our six weekly sessions for children aged three to five and their carers in September at Woods Mill Nature Reserve, Henfield and Seven Sisters Country Park

and see your child's confidence grow week by week as they get to know their own special Forest School site.

Visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturetots for more information. Come along and find out more.

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