In today’s hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out and calm our busy minds. The benefits of doing this are well documented for overworked adults. However, there’s an increasing focus on how much children can gain from regular, quiet, meditative practice. An absorbing pastime like whittling in a peaceful woodland setting offers exactly that. With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, this book presents a range of simple and fun projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards – projects such as a kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, whimmy diddle, rhythm sticks and elder wand.
Dotted throughout the book are interesting nuggets of information about woodland folklore. There’s also plenty of inspirational photographs, showing how much fun it is to get out into the woodland with friends and family and share in this relaxing, rewarding pastime. Appealing to both forest school teachers and families, this is a book that can be turned to time and time again, through the different seasons and over many years. The skills learnt can be treasured and passed down through generations, in time-honoured tradition.