Children’s Outdoor Nature-Based Story & Play Classes in Sutton Coldfield
Suitable for 3-7 year olds (or there abouts!) & SEN
Are you looking for structured, facilitated play sessions that get your little ones out in the fresh air, away from their screens, where they can connect with nature and develop their minds and a passion for the outdoors, all while their Imaginations Run Wild?
Then our sustainable, nature-based story and play sessions are perfect for you and your child.
Run & facilitated by a qualified teacher & teaching assistant
Based on a different story & theme, each session
Created with sustainable props, toys & sensory experiences
Structured to build cognitive skills through physical play
“The stories and activities are relevant and fun, helping with crafting, listening, reading, counting skills and socialisation. And it’s so good that many of the activities are outdoors. Thank you so much Imaginations Run Wild, this is a wonderful resource for children.”
Our Story and Play Sessions are all:
I have a degree in modern foreign languages and am a qualified Primary Teacher. I have taught children aged 3-11 for more than 20 years, 8 of which have been abroad in Japan and Spain. My Spanish adventure helped me understand how children gain access to language and stories were central to my teaching.
I started making plastic free story props to support literacy lessons so that children enjoyed a sensory, practical approach to storytelling.
I combined this with my love of the outdoors (especially vital since Covid) and began using the stones in a more active way setting up story trails in local woodland areas. The children were totally enchanted; they were immersed in the stories, connecting with the activities and working on their storytelling and sequencing skills without realising it!
Hey presto. Imaginations Run Wild story and play classes was born.
She is qualified as a higher-level teaching assistant, with a distinction, is first aid trained and has lots of experience in Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Abbie and I are passionate about meeting the needs of every child, and with our teaching experience and ethos, our play sessions include everyone.
The physicality of our play and structured approach means our Story and Play Sessions can be perfect for SEN children. We also understand that every child is unique and that it can be nerve-wracking for parents to try something new.
If you have a question, drop us a message below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We also have FAQs on our classes page that might be helpful.