Fall to Spring Forest School Gear: What Do I Really Need?
Confused by what to purchase for your child's forest school or outdoor preschool? Nature based play and all weather programs are a wonderful education - we'll help you get geared up to make their days easy and fun!
A classic layering system works well for most climates. Winter layering is the most complex, with all accessories needed. But the same gear can be used for much if not all of the year, depending on your local weather and your child's needs. Our free printable dressing guide makes it easy to help kids dress themselves for winter.
What's in Stock
Our needs differ slightly from those of our European and Scandinavian friends, and with the additional time for international shipping to us (and then to you) we sometimes have periods of low stock. Not to worry, we are constantly restocking! You can join our email list or facebook group to stay up to date on what's new and restocked, or contact us for help.
Layer 1: Base Layers
Polysport (shown here), bamboo/merino mix, or merino wool base layers help maintain proper body temperatures and keep kids from both overheating and getting too cold. They wick moisture away from the body and are quick drying and easy to care for at the end of long days. Wool and bamboo can be worn even in warm weather.
Shop Base Layers here.
Layer 2: Mid Insulating Layers
Comfy fleece or lightweight, dirt resistant Quilted Thermals are great insulators for colder days and comfy for cuddling up at home after play. We currently carry two kinds of fleece: basic light weight fleece and heavier, knit Pile Fleece.
Shop Fleece and Thermals here.
Layer 3. Waterproof Outers
For all round play, waterproof outers are critical. Used in both wet and dry conditions, they protect clothing and keep kids comfortable and at play for extended time periods in variable weather. We offer options in both uninsulated (shell) and insulated (winter) waterproof gear in both separates and one piece sets.
Shop Classic Waterproof Sets here.
Need help with sizing? Check out our sizing guide - one of our most read posts of all time!