Learning is in bloom : cultivating outdoor explorations / by Ruth Wilson.

By: Wilson, Ruth A, 1943-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lewisville, NC : Gryphon House, Inc., [2016]Description: x, 190 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cmISBN: 0876593740; 9780876593745Subject(s): Nature study | Outdoor education | Early childhood education | Nature studyLOC classification: LB1139.5.S35 | W549 2016
Contents:
Connecting children with the rhythm of nature -- Connecting through play -- Exploration and experimentation -- Indoor/outdoor connections -- Connecting through language, literacy, and the arts.
Summary: Learning in Bloom is important book on early childhood and also a practical one for teachers and others who want to be sure the young ones in their care have a chance to play in nature and learn from the wonders they will discover there. The author's work is grounded in a respectful ethos of taking time to listen to children and kindly guiding by example. (Miller Library Staff) Summary: The movement to connect young children with nature continues to grow, as more parents and educators become passionate about bringing learning outdoors and letting children explore outside the bounds of traditional lessons. In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Through fostering a love of nature, the activities promote all areas of early childhood education and development. Readers will learn how to support child-directed explorations within all kinds of learning in a nature-rich setting, including: Science investigations Mathematical thinking Art explorations Literacy development.
List(s) this item appears in: Outdoor Learning for Teachers and Future Teachers
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Parent/Teacher Resource Collection
QH541.2 .W55 2016 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 39352800177537
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Connecting children with the rhythm of nature -- Connecting through play -- Exploration and experimentation -- Indoor/outdoor connections -- Connecting through language, literacy, and the arts.

Learning in Bloom is important book on early childhood and also a practical one for teachers and others who want to be sure the young ones in their care have a chance to play in nature and learn from the wonders they will discover there. The author's work is grounded in a respectful ethos of taking time to listen to children and kindly guiding by example. (Miller Library Staff)

The movement to connect young children with nature continues to grow, as more parents and educators become passionate about bringing learning outdoors and letting children explore outside the bounds of traditional lessons. In the full-color Learning Is in Bloom, teachers and caregivers will find 40 hands-on activities effective in engaging young children in investigating nature, both indoors and outdoors, on the school grounds, and on excursions around the neighborhood. Through fostering a love of nature, the activities promote all areas of early childhood education and development. Readers will learn how to support child-directed explorations within all kinds of learning in a nature-rich setting, including: Science investigations Mathematical thinking Art explorations Literacy development.

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