Kirrie Dumplings Outdoor Tots group invites the youngest members of our community outdoors and into nature.
What is Kirrie Dumplings Outdoor Tots?
Kirrie Dumplings is a parent and toddler group based at the Community Garden at St. Mary’s Field in Kirriemuir, and is partly based on the Forest School methodology which is a “child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It’s a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.”*
At our setting, the offering is the same each week, encouraging familiarity with the place and therefore allowing the children to come straight in and start playing. These include a loose parts play area using wooden items, a mud kitchen, a story corner and a nature craft station, all of which encourage exploration, imaginative play and sensory play.