Nature-based learning for young children : anytime, anywhere, on any budget / Julie Powers, Sheila Williams Ridge.
Contributor(s): Ridge, Sheila Williams [author.].Material type: TextPublisher: St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First edition.Description: ix, 228 pages ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781605545967; 1605545961.Subject(s): Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs | Nature study -- Activity programs | Environmental education | Outdoor education
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nature education : building a connection with the natural world -- Does it work for my kids? : individual needs in your setting -- Taming the wild : nature-based experiences in your indoor environment -- Take that outside : making the most of your outdoor environment -- It's raining, it's pouring : getting outdoors in any weather -- Splish-splash : the joys of water -- Beneath our feet : sand, soil, mud, and rocks -- Let's get growing : flowers, trees, fruits & vegetables -- Pollinators, predators, and decomposers : insects, spiders, and worms -- The egg is only the beginning : learning about birds -- Do they slither, hop, jump or crawl? : reptiles and amphibians -- Got milk? : learning about mammals -- Beneath the surface : diving into aquatic life -- Where do you live? : habitats in nature -- Strengthening the bonds : getting families in nature.
The authors of this manual, one working in Hawaii and one in Minnesota, offer guidelines, project ideas, and an appendix filled with recommended children's titles and web resources for teachers. From observing birds to making and eating fried dandelions, each project includes tips for communicating with preschooler's families and including all children. (Miller Library Staff)
Nature-Based Learning for Every Preschool Setting is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice to highly experienced in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, urban, and deserts. It includes background information on a range of nature topics, reproducible parent newsletters, sample play-based lesson plans, guidance and health and safety issues related to nature activities, ideas for free/inexpensive equipment and materials and for big-ticket items, ideas for family involvement, and connections to early childhood learning standards. Chapters are divided by nature topic, so readers can dip in right away where they want to start exploring.