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Martin M, Parent

With huge expectation and excitement on our part, and a certain degree of apprehension on our son’s part, we dropped our son off for his first day of woodland kindergarten this week.  He certainly looked the part, kitted out head to toe in his waterproofs, rucksack on his back.  But how would he find the transition from his more traditional “indoor” nursery, to spending whole days roaming the forest in the middle of October?  It turns out we needn’t have worried.  Pick up at 5 o’clock after a days play (and picnic lunch) in Pollok park and he was certainly tired, certainly muddy and very obviously happy!  It was a quick dinner and then straight to bed.  Porridge time the following morning brought with it stories of snake pits, forest dens, dragons and ghosts.  A little imagination running wild.  A little boy dying to go straight back to “outdoor” nursery.  We wondered how he’d cope with 2 days in a row.  Once again, we needn’t have worried, he’s stronger and more resilient than we probably give him credit for.  This morning he was due to go back to “indoor nursery” for the day.  He wasn’t convinced.  He’d always had plenty of friends and great fun there, but I guess the freedom of the outdoors and the limitless options for exploration are a big pull for a little boy on the lookout for, in his own words, ‘an abenture!’ 

Martin M, Parent
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