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Children’s Forest: Stories and songs, wild food, crafts and celebrations ALL YEAR ROUND

by Dawn Casey, Anna Richardson and Helen d'Ascoli Hawthorn Press
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Pbk 336 pages
AU$89.99 NZ$91.30
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A rich and abundant treasury in celebration of the forest, this book is about encouraging children’s natural fascination with the forest and its inhabitants. The authors have produced an enchanting book where imagination, story and play bring alive the world of the forest. Full of games, facts, celebrations, craft activities, recipes, foraging, stories and Forest School skills, The Forest is much more than a manual: it is an invitation.


Readership: Forest school families, Forest School educators, early years and primary school teachers, parents who want to engage their children with nature through play, Pagans

The book is organised into the eight Celtic seasonsof Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, Summer, Lughnasa,color=blue> Autumn, Samhain and Winter. Within each chapter are the following sections:

The life of the forest                                                               Plant lore

Imaginary journey                                                                  Tree Lore

Activities, crafts and games                                                   Animals        


There is a chapter at the end of the book all about skills, safety, and further resources.

Dawn Casey is an author, mother and story-lover. She is inspired by the power and magic of tales of old, and the wonder of the natural world.  Her collection of stories and activities, The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales, won the Gold Award from Nautilus for ‘books of exceptional merit that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change’.


Anna Richardson is the co-author of Learning with Nature and is a Forest School facilitator specialiszing in foraging, an artist and musician. She works with children of all ages.  


Helen d’Ascoli is a founder of Talking Trees, a company dedicated to connecting people to nature. She has been practising Forest School education with children, community groups and schools for over ten years. Her mission is to create the next generation of conservationists. She works as a Forest School teacher, tutor and mentor.