Different But Similar: The Scandinavian School and The Children’s Garden at The San Francisco Botanical Garden

 

I usually write about the spaces WHERE play and community activities intersect. Today’s blog – intended for January but a bit late – is about HOW two institutions are already engaging children in healthy and exciting ways.

The Scandinavian School in San Francisco and the Children’s Garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden (the Botanical Garden is a collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department) contrast a distinct new program within a small non-profit preschool with a long-established program that is part of an eight decades old public institution. Each highlight how exploring nature can become a part of every child’s life. They are linked philosophically by the belief that nature can provide the most stimulating and invigorating challenges for young children. Continue reading “Different But Similar: The Scandinavian School and The Children’s Garden at The San Francisco Botanical Garden”