xi Contents Creating connections 103 Introducing graphic literacy 103 Children expressing ideas 103 Truth or exploration? 104 Creating scientists and mathematicians 108 Recording and documentation 108 Some fantastic questions 109 More than just counting 112 Materials, provisions and experiences 114 Cultural richness 115 Being inclusive 117 Image of the child 117 Reflections, challenges and wonderings 117 Putting it together 118 Connecting dimensions 119 Creating new experiences and ideas 119 Taking care of yourself 120 ChaptEr 5 Exploring naturalist dimensions 123 What do we mean? 124 Stories and examples from the classroom 125 Implications 127 Creating connections 128 Classification 128 Natural environments and exploration 129 Recording and documentation 131 Listening to children’s ideas 132 Cultural richness 133 Being inclusive 134 Materials, provisions and experiences 134 Image of the child 135 Reflections, challenges and wonderings 136 Putting it together 136 Connecting dimensions 137 Creating new experiences and ideas 137 Taking care of yourself 138 ChaptEr 6 Exploring linguistic dimensions 141 What do we mean? 142 Stories and examples from the classroom 142 Implications 144 Creating connections 146 The importance of words 146 Jokes and other experiences 148 VOC_FINAL.indd 11 5/17/10 4:21:48 PM