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Today our explorers read the story The Pig in the Puddle and we talked together about what problem the pig had.... IT WAS SO HOT, just like today! We chatted about what we like to do to cool down and what pigs do to cool down... MUD! So our learners found their little piggies, and decided to spray them with peppermint water while we searched for nature treasures that could keep them cool while we found out how to make mud! So they decided LEAVES would make perfect umbrellas to shade the pigs while we made their mud bath. We pondered how to make mud and experimented with water and dirt, stirred it all around with our nature stick to see that we magically made MUD! Our explorers saw first hand why pigs get in mud baths because it is COLD, MUSHY, and FUN!! In the excitement we HAD to share with our little piggies so we brought them to the mud bath and PLAYED as we discussed how we solved the pig's problem and had even more fun cleaning up with soap and water!
Today the kids learned empathy, collaboration, creativity, gross motor skills, and our biggest part of the summer curriculum- PROBLEM SOLVING. And they did it by PLAYING in open green spaces.
Come play and learn with us this summer (or use the code FALL2018 for an early bird discount on our fall season!) www.tinkergarten.com/classes .
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#tinkergarten #letthembelittle #raiseawildchild #playmatters #playbasedlearning #wildandfreechildren #outdoorclassroom #forestschool #outdoorlearning #handsonlearning #fitmamadrama #mombiemoment #mombod #dadbodishotbod #earnedit #momof2 #artheals #tinker #blueheelersofig #motherofdragons #terribletwos #teethinginfant #chocoholicsunite #obsessed #believeinyourself #godswill #selfesteem #youareworthy #faithoverfear #miraclemorning


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Fun in the sun with Tiny Trekkers! #outdoorschool #tinytreksnw #tinytreks.explorers #forestschool #tinytreks


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Eau et terre argileuse...des heures de jeux. Le modelage est une activité essentielle pour les enfants.
#modeling#modelage#forestschool#forestschoolfrance#123niab#123nousironsauxbois


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What a beautiful experience for our children! Arching the lifecycle of butterflies! #saplingsforestschool #forestschool #outdoorlearning #outdoor #play #forestkindergarten #butterfly #butterflies #caterpillar #lifecycle #learning


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Dans la forêt où nous jouons il y a aussi des ruisseaux. Le matin nous sommes dans la forêt et l'après midi au bord du ruisseau. Parents et enfants peuvent s'y baigner et prendre plaisir à fabriquer des jouets éphémères.
#forestschool#forestschoolfrance#123niab#123nousironsauxbois#pédagogieparlanature#outdoorwithkids#naturewithkids#toddlerinnature


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Mid-day is a dance of me trying to get housework done while Everett alternates wanting my attention and running off to play. He's usually doing a lot of loose part play or small world play around this time, but he was really interested in some of the new shelf work. Some of it didn't get a second glance!

Everett eats like a hobbit. There was breakfast (today an apple), second breakfast (scrambled eggs), and he goes on to eat multiple snacks - elevenses (larabar), lunch (carrots and strawberries), and afternoon tea (cold pops). He'll eat dinner, his big meal of the day, between 4-5, and then a very small with us around 6:15.
I wish I was kidding.
I've learned to roll with it.

He often stops playing to help with housework. There are certain tasks I know he enjoys so I always let him know when those pop up. Sweeping dirt piles into the dust pan, feeding the dogs, folding kitchen towels, and putting shirts on hangers are some top favorites.

Shelf work is mainly interest led. I don't prepare a theme a week or any of that, we just put out materials that go with his interests. Right now he's into the earth. It's all about pointing out maps and globes. A sweet friend gifted him the continent globe last week, so we've been working on learning those. He REALLY loves the continent song. I recorded it on his tablet and it plays while he looks at those materials. 🌎 @SharkWeek starts Sunday and he could not be more excited. We're talking about land animals and water animals, which blends nicely with the globe work. I put out a lot of ocean themed materials. 🦈

You will notice there's no letter work anywhere, which is unusual for a preschooler. We are following the Montessori method for letter learning, and it starts with learning phonetic sounds long before it introduces letters. He is not showing much interest so we aren't doing a lot of that yet. I have a whole post on my blog about the guide we're using for reading and writing. It's a great little Montessori book.

I'll try to post links to our materials tonight in my stories on @agrowingtime. 💜Kayleigh

#growingtimecollective


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The Clayoquot Region and Pacific Rim National Park have so much to offer. Surrounded by amazing waters from the open Pacific this place is ideal for enjoying time in, on, and around the water. Be prepared to have a safe adventure by visiting Coast Smart, our regions resource for ocean safety education and information. Highlighting hazards to be aware of and ways to play safe in the surf, this site is full of good information that will only enhance your experience! CoastSmart.ca
#CoastSmart
#myNESTcoast #ultimateclassroom
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#westcoastnest #clayoquotbiosphere #ourbiosphere #vancouverisland #westcoastcanada #outdoorlearning #forestschool #educationaltours #outdoored #natureschool #tourismtofino #ucluelet #explorebc #explorevancouverisland #sharethecoast #yourtofino #ukeebc #westcoastcanada #pnw #pnwwonderland #awesomeearth #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #earthfocus #discovertheglobe #tourtheplanet #explorecanada #greatnorthcollective


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I’ve just realised that I haven’t posted these pictures, @jennyrudel 😳 I’m so sorry - I took them ages ago! Another utterly gorgeous gift from another wonderful woodland pixie and her mum for doing what I love. Thank you soooooo much - your little person is just delightful and made every session a joy 🤗 #perfect #thankyou #preschool #forestschool #gatherandgrow


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I’ve absolutely loved doing my pre-school Forest Sessions this year and the pleasure was definitely mine, but it still filled my heart with songs and rainbows to get this beautiful thank you present, handmade by one of my little forest-schoolers and his mum 😍 #perfect #treasureitforever #preschool #forestschool #gatherandgrow @dorianadraghici 😘


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It’s hard to choose one photo that sums up the achievement of this group but this is it. Self directed rescue of a football. Trust, connection, planning, resilience. A fantastic year with this group of teenagers with social, emotional , mental health needs and challenging behaviour. They have achieved fantastic resilience during an entire year outside with us, and inspired us with their bravery #inspiring #teenagers #pru #alternativeprovision #semh #asd #adhd #exclusion #wild #love #outdoors #forestschool #outdoorlearning


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Time to cam up the children, then hunt them down 🤙


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So glad Reuben has had this learning environment...what will school bring! 😢
#forestschool #natureplay #freerangekids #childhoodunplugged #letthemplay #letthembelittle


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Family cookout was a great day, but no wonder he's a snack fiend after a day in the woods I nearly ate my arm on the way home!!!
#forestschool #natureplay #freerangekids #childhoodunplugged


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After this, the morning routine varies depending on the day. We host co-op on Wednesdays so that is usually me scrambling to pick up before friends get here. We decided last year to withdraw from activities until we felt it was an age appropriate expectation for him to be able to sit still and wait in line. However, because we live in Houston and so many of our friends have pools, we are putting him in a swim class twice a week for the next three. I prefer our activity free schedule, but it is important that he learn to swim so we're making that sacrifice for a few months.

Today we are obligation free!

Everett has been slowly learning to cook breakfast. He's working on cracking eggs without shell, and making scrambled eggs (with very close supervision). When he's not at the stove (because I want him fully concentrating there) we are working on our Spanish. I love @talkboxmom because it puts the words and phrases we need right there in my face. (See stories.) We also worked on our Spanish during his Care of Self time earlier; that's what the cards were hanging up in the bathroom.

We do a light "morning time" at breakfast. I read while he finishes eating. If it's a long book and he wants to keep listening, I bring him something to do with his hands. Eventually this will be some type of handicraft, but right now it's just clay or wax sticks. He has done some stitching but he's more interested in holding the needle while the piece flies around attached to the string. He is only 3. 😊

From here, he would usually run off to play for a bit, but it was overcast so we went back outside.

#growingtimecollective


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Forest School firing the imagination today!!! 😍🌳 recipe : take a few sticks and a bit of string...... #forestschool #nature #woodlandart #stick #trees


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*Bit of a gruesome one*
Got excited when I thought we'd finally found a slow worm after 5 years here. Panicked and got grossed out at the way it was moving. Didn't want it to get squashed or scared...only to realise it had already been severed by a lawn mower! We were looking at the non-business end of what was left! #outdoorlearning #outdoorclassroom #forestschool #NW7 #GOoutdoors


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A few photos from Day 2 of our Summer Camp 2018 #schoolsoutforthesummer #forestschool #freerangekids


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Great Day at the Quinta Forest School. Thank you to Nick & Hannah from Cheshire Wildlife Trust #forestschool #quintaarboretum #swettenham #cheshirewildlifetrust @thewildlifetrusts


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My first book, FOREST HAS A SONG, is about five and a half years old now...I am thankful for this writing journey and for this handmade doll and dog sewn and felted by my friend Dawne Hoeg of @stitchbuffalo.
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#Forests #PictureBooksofInstagram #PictureBooks #Poetry #ElementaryEducation #ElemSchool #ElementarySchool #Homeschooling #Homeschool #Nature #NatureStudy #ForestSchool


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#Repost @tinkergarten with @get_repost
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"When we treat children's play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that's to be found in the creative spirit. It's the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives." — Fred Rogers
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#tinkergarten #letthembelittle #raiseawildchild #playmatters #playbasedlearning #learningthroughplay #wildandfreechildren #outdoorclassroom #forestschool #outdoorlearning #handsonlearning #experientiallearning #slowparenting
#mrrogers #mrrogersneighborhood #fortcollins #coloradomom #coloradoliving


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This little guy is measuring his stick. He knows if it is longer than his arm it is not safe to use! #teachthemyoung #boundaries #safetyrules #forestschool #forestschoolethos #guildford


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Are you even a FS leader if you don't get excited about this...
#shedding #birchbark #firelighting #tinder #stockupwhileitsdry #forestschool #happypeeling


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The spoils of forest schools ... am now the queen of whittling!! #forestschool


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🖼️ Change your perspective. #nature #forestschool


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I stuck a little stick in a gap between the trees, then a few more, " it's like a tiny ladder" said a child then they took over, they were so focused, lots of comparing, changing positions, absolutely using critical thinking. Brilliant to watch...thanks to @landartforkids @richardshillinglandart for the inspiration.


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Another exciting package from Mr Postman #forestschool #forestschooltraining


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I believe this so much.
Just from The very little that I have observed in nature; I understand life better, and believe God even more 🌍


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From our trip last week with the kids! Getting outside every day is essential to our health!
Our family loves hiking and walking together. What ways do you and your family get outside?


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Nature weaving amongst the beech trees using only found materials by St Wilfrid's wildings...(after a wild rumpus to get their wriggles out 😂).


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2 days, 15 little extra pairs of helping hands and just under £4 to make we have finished our mud kitchen, just to add the accessories! Have to say I'm surprised on how well its turned out!! The kids love using the tools but especially getting covered in paint to finish it off!
#mud #mudkitchen #forestschool #natural #upcycling #preschool #forestpreschool


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What can be an instrument?. Making music is a great way to work with numbers, inversion and permutations.
#uppermanhattanforestkids #forestschool #forestkindergarten #outdoorlearning


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Primmy's last day at Forest School 😪

Many new skills learned in the last year...from whittling a hazel stick for marshmallow toasting, hanging hammocks, making bow & arrows, using a striker to make fire to name but a few! 🌲🔥🔨🌳 #sadtimes #forestschool #mylittleexplorers #amazingplace #earlyyears #lifeexperience #thegreatoutdoors


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Yapılandırılmamış oyunlar çocuklar için neden önemlidir biliyor musunuz? *Yapılandırılmamış oyun önceden tanımlanmış bir hedef olmadan değişik stratejilerin denenmesine dayanan bir oyun türü olduğu için çocuklara denemeler yapma olanağı sağlar daha çok deneyim daha esnek olma becerisini getirir. *Kısacık bir oyun deneyimi beynin düşünme,dil mekansal akıl yürütme gibi işlevleri ile ilgili olan bölümü olan neokorteksi aktif hale getirir. *Oyunun eseri olan ortak deneyimler ve işbirliği süreçleri çocukların olumlu ilişkiler kurmasını ve dışa dönük olmalarını sağlar *Çocukların oyun sayesinde kazandıkları sosyal yetiler onların akademik başarılarını da olumlu yönde etkiler. *İster açık havada koşup oynamak olsun ister oyun parklarında vakit geçirmek olsun açık havada oyun çocukların tüm bedenlerini hareket ettirmeleri yani fiziksel aktivite anlamına gelir.
Giderek artan sayıda araştırma hiçbir tanımlanmış hedefi, önceden yapılmış planı, yetişkin yönlendirmesi olmayan oyun zamanlarının önemini vurguluyor. O zaman bırakalım çocuklar istedikleri gibi oyunlar oynasınlar.
KAYNAK Türk Zeka Vakfı www.tzv.org.tr
#doğa #oyun #sanat #nature #play #art #preschool #ekoloji #kompost #alternatifeğitim #reggioemiliainspired #ormanpedagojisi #ormanokulu #forestschool #kids #orman #ağaç #okul #eğitim #education #playgroup #yazokulu #summer #instapic #eniyiokulhangisi #yeşilçocuk


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🌿some of our favorites 🌿


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《Kayleigh 🍃 @agrowingtime
I love mornings. I usually get 30 minutes or so to myself, and it makes no difference how early I get up. Everett's sleeping mind senses that I have left the room. (We all share a family bedroom.) I make myself some warm lemon water, open the blinds, and sit in the quiet for a few minutes. If I have time, I go through my affirmations and check social media.

When Everett opens the door I'm ready. This has always been our snuggle time, something I'm so grateful didn't end when he weaned.

Then we transition to "Care of Self." Potty, teeth, etc. He does things for himself as much as possible, which is nice because that gives me time for my routine as well.

We let the dogs out and then head to the garden. We release butterflies and replenish milkweed first thing. Everett does some digging and I do pest control (bug squashing). Mornings are the shadiest time in our yard, so we hang out until it gets too hot or Everett gets hungry. If it's nice, he'll eat a cold pop (frozen smoothie) or an apple, and play while I read in the hammock.

Today he wanted to stay in and explore his shelves. I used to switch things out on Sunday nights, but since I want him to participate in our Monday work day (see stories) it's easier to rotate the work on Monday night. 💜 Kayleigh

#growingtimecollective


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Today in Tinkergarten we explored and enjoyed the rainbow of color we find in the summer! Such a fun day learning outside. #outdoorclassroom #Tinkergarten #letthembelittle #getoutdoors #forestschool #messyplay


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The wonderful moments of the level 2 Forest School course (well some of them). Great staff team to team.

#getoutside
#forestschool
#trurocollege
#woodlandtrust
#cornwallwildlifetrust
#sonyxperia
#hawksheadfalmouth
#craghoppers


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Two best friends investigating a tree.
#bestfriends #braidedhair #wildadventurers #forestschool


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How gorgeous are these #stringart #hearts made by the children in #forestschool for the teachers who are leaving us this year? We had so much fun putting these together #cleverkids #inspirationalteachers #outdoorlearning #crafts


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Great weekend looking after this group on our Westcountry bushcraft courses. Are you looking for an alternative group activity? Visit westcountrybushcraft.co.uk or follow the link in my bio for more info. Big thanks to @jungledon and G-Man.


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Willow and bay crown #natureart #forestschool


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I believe in multi age programming whenever possible. The team work in planning how to get the large piece of drift wood on top of this log took some time and perspective.
The 5 year old didn’t quite have the strength to lift it so in ran the 7 and she was more than happy to use her physical ability to boost it on top.
This became a balance beam, see-saw, catapult and the base for an amazing log fort. #natureslooseparts #pnw #earlychildhoodeducation #earlylearning #homeschool #kindergarten #grade2 #outdooreducation #raisethemoutdoors #forestschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #natureschool #forestschool


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Starting my Instagram journey with a bit of stickman love! #forestschool


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Hey y'all! It's Kayleigh from @agrowingtime. Welcome to our new community Growing Time Collective. I'm kicking off the "day in the life" take-overs. You can find more about us at my personal account, but feel free to ask questions.

I'm a Texas transplant from South Carolina. I've been here 9 years next month! A few days ago, my phone suggested "mosquitoes" after I typed "Texas" and that pretty much sums up life here in Houston. 🤣

I'm a beginner gardener, accidental butterfly raiser, and mom to one very sweet little boy (Everett, 3.5). I tend to land on the unconventional side of life, and that suits me just fine. Right now I'm working on creating a labor doula and herbalism business, and trying to wrap my mind around doing the homeschool mom thing AND the work thing.

There are a lot of really great educational methods out there, and I've found something lovely from all of them. We're definitely eclectic. I believe strongly in gentle, respectful parenting, and I've found that to be at the heart of most of the popular homeschool methods. I'm just trying to build a strong, positive relationship with my child and help him learn all the things he wants to know.

You can see more of my garden #thesugargarden and more of my butterflies #sugarmonarchs by following those tags. I've recently started using #agrowingtime to track Everett's stuff.

If you have questions feel free to message me over on @agrowingtime. 💜 Kayleigh

#growingtimecollective


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Tips for cooling off: 1. Eat watermelon 2. Sit in river. 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as needed. 🍉🍉🍉


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Manifiesto Arquinautas 41:
“LOS NIÑOS CREATIVOS NECESITAN NATURALEZA”.
Porque todos somos naturaleza y por ello tenemos que recuperar nuestro vínculo innato que sentimos con el mundo natural. Los niños y las niñas son expertos en apreciar la naturaleza de manera lúdica, saben habitar en el suelo, por ese motivo les encanta andar con los pies descalzos, a través de su cuerpo (su lugar) sienten el entorno, lo reconocen y lo colonizan, les permite sentir, pensar y conectarse con el paisaje que habitan a través del juego.
Te invito a que regreses a la naturaleza, recupera tu explorador infantil que potencia el sentido lúdico al observar la naturaleza.
Hoy mis hijos han comenzado un campamento en la naturaleza en el que podrán experimentar y explorar tal y como yo lo hice en mi infancia, disfrutarán del contacto libre y directo con el entorno natural que ellos mismos irán transformando; treparán, harán cabañas, observarán bichos, jugarán con barro, escucharán los sonidos, sentirán los colores, percibirán los olores, se caerán, tendrán heridas, harán pandillas y crearán recuerdos esenciales … con muchas expectativas aguardo sus relatos de la tarde….
¡¡Feliz lunes!!
Lectura recomendada: " Los últimos niños en el bosque". Richard Louv
Salvemos a nuestros hijos del trastorno por déficit de naturaleza.
#bosqueEscuela #SomosNaturaleza #LosNiñosNecesitanNaturaleza #NaturalezaParaTodos #estiempodeinfancia #naturaleza #hoyleemos #Paisaje #niñoscreativos #BañosEnElBosque #forestschool


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Manifiesto Arquinautas 34:
"LOS NIÑOS CREATIVOS SE RODEAN DE BUENA COMPAÑÍA".
Experimentar, descubrir y aprender a "Hombros de Gigantes", en este caso a hombros de una GIGANTA, @lucialoren_arte . Estamos enamorados de su sensibilidad artística. Tuvimos la suerte de poder compartir un taller en la naturaleza con ella. Gracias Lucía por compartir tu talento con las familias.
#talleresEnFamilia #landarteando #landArt #arteparaniños #somosNaturaleza #arquinatura
#niñosCreativos #educación #educaciónRespetuosa #educaciónConsciente #educaciónActiva #educaciónArtística #escuelaActiva #JuegoLibre #Serendipia #JuegoNoEstructurado #PartesSueltas #otraeducaciónesposible
#NaturalezaParaTodos #Arquinatura #ShinrinYoku #ElArteDeLosBañosDeBosque #DerivasArquinautas #forestschool


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