Finding like-minded families for children to socialize with
Hello, following a few comments on a recent open post I wondered if parents wanted to discuss here how they go about finding friends for their children who share some important values. I know others will agree it's probably best not to be too specific as you can never tell when what you say about your family online might be used by someone with illwill who just wants to find where children are hanging out. But I am sure we can have some kind of productive discussion.
One of the best things for us in the midlands of England has been the Forest School teachers. We have been to four different Forest Schools at times, some with preschoolers and parents along, some with home educated children being dropped off. It's been a good way to find other families who also agree with children having plenty of time outdoors which is a good starting point for some values in common. Also have been inspired by JMG's post about commonplaces in my conversation with people we meet which has really helped with my smalltalk skills.
I imagine it's much harder to find like-minded people in the USA because the distances are so large. Are there a lot of Forest Schools around in your area?