Jan Froněk has very kindly shared this unique and engaging resource with us:
Have you met our new friend, the Sock? Not yet? Our Sock friend is a new guide for pupils in the first grade (age 6-7). The Sock – a little hand puppet – helps kids to explore the forest and school surroundings. Together with the Sock, kids observe, listen and touch the forest – they´re simply learning by using all their senses.
This methodical toolkit for one school year called Exploring Forest With All Your Senses is being delivered to schools right now, after one year of testing and evaluating. And we´re looking forward to seeing more first graders learning outside their classrooms, not only in Czechia.
During the school year kids find out that a forest is a pleasant and safe place for their play. They also discover that they´re not alone in forest, and that respecting other creatures is necessary. Pupils will explore the forest with their eyes, they will listen, touch, taste and smell it. And all this with marvellous sock guides.
The whole document has been uploaded to LEAF's Podio site but you can also Check out the illustrations of this new resource online!
Thank you Jan and the entire Czech team for this wonderful resource!