Kids in Millburn-Short Hills homes have an amazing educational opportunity starting this fall. South Mountain Nature School is opening near Millburn-Short Hills real estate on the South Mountain Reservation. Programs are open for children ages two through eight. SMNS adheres to the ideas that are the foundation of other forest schools throughout the world. The idea is to help children develop a close connection to nature by holding classes in all sorts of weather. Children also become more independent and resilient as a result of the program. Kids climb trees, build shelters and learn about patterns, plants, and creatures in nature.
Millburn-Short Hills Real Estate Families Go to SMNS Together
Everyone from Millburn-Short Hills homes can get involved in SMNS. Sessions are 10 weeks long. Classes meet once a week for an hour and a half. Children ages two to five can come to classes with a caregiver on Wednesday mornings or afternoons, as well as Thursday mornings. Drop-off classes are available Tuesday afternoons for kids ages six to eight. Families can go to nature classes together on Saturdays.
One of the most important elements for enjoyment in nature school is dressing appropriately. The Norwegians have a saying that “there is no bad weather, only the wrong clothing.” In that spirit, families are encouraged to invest in high-quality clothing that will keep everyone feeling dry and comfortable.
Visit South Mountain Nature School to learn more and register for classes. The fall term begins on September 20th.