Play the Forest School Way is a lovely introduction to the Forest School philosophy of nature-based play. The authors, Peter Houghton and Jane Worrell, are Forest School leaders and they use this book to share some of the activities that they have found to be the favorites in their sessions over the years. As a city parent who can sometimes feel out of place in, well, nature, I found the introduction particularly helpful. There is definitely a push for formal Forest School, but they go on to calm and encourage those of us who feel the need to shore themselves up with a book against the idea of having to come up with things to do with our kids in the forest. For each activity, there is a quick list of what you’ll need to prepare, some of the objectives for the activity, and then specific instructions to help you facilitate the activity. They use an adorable “Get Ready”, “Get Set”, “Go” format that I thought was great. And, most importantly, the activities are really clever and original. All around fantastic and fun!