It grew much colder in the afternoon as the sun disappeared behind the clouds, so we headed straight down to the spruce tree woodland to gather plenty roaring-flame firewood and got the fire reaching it's flames high into the skies right away. After a fantastic few singalong songs from Jack, some of the group got to work making a small pouch to store birch bark and various other forms of tinder inside, some continued with decorating the larger pouches with acorn ink. This group have become very confident in gathering, preparing and lighting their own fires completely independently and did so today with great efficiency.
Also, during a rich period of free-play, part of the group made a series of clearings in the autumn leaves, each of which acted as a different room with its own purpose; making an excellent area for interesting debates and social interactions to take place over all manner of agreements and minor adjustments. A truly valuable time in development and such rich, pure social, moral and emotional skills developed there.
Victoria Mew, Founder of Cultivating Curiosity