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Salamonie Forest Preschool begins soon

Staff Report

Children ages 3 to 5 and their adults are invited to Salamonie Forest Preschool, according to a series of press releases.

Forest preschool will be offered through a Tuesday series offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10; Oct. 1; Nov. 5; Dec. 3; Jan. 7, 2020; Feb. 4, 2020; March 3, 2020; April 7, 2020; and May 6, 2020, at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.

There is also a Wednesday series offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18; Oct. 23; Nov. 20; Dec. 3; Jan. 22, 2020; Feb. 19, 2020; March 18, 2020; April 20, 2020; and May 6 2020.

“Forest preschool is a child-led, play and nature-based experience where a child will learn to be creative, solve problems, and build relationships with others and their environment. This experience strengthens the child’s relationship with the land helping them to become better stewards. Forest preschool is periodic outdoor learning, in all weather conditions, which allows learning through unstructured, exploratory play using all five senses,” stated the release.

The program fee is nine sessions for $60 per child; $40 for each additional preschool sibling. Families may choose to participate in the first experience before making a decision. Advance registration is required. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Salamonie Preschool’s “B is for Bark” will compare the “skin” of various trees as we learn about these giants in the woodland.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Salamonie Preschool’s “Birds Migrate” program will discuss why birds migrate and where they go.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, Salamonie Preschool’s “S is for Spider” will observe spiders and their webs and learn how they are different from insects.

The program fee for each session is $2 per child.