Make Nature an Integral Part of Your Classroom
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Wendy Banning & Ginny Sullivan
The outdoors is filled with rich
learning experiences for young children.
Packed with colorful photographs and
engaging stories, this book is a source
of inspiration for outdoor learning.
Stories demonstrate how children
naturally explore and create their own
learning experiences outdoors. Using
images and children’s dialogue and
actions, the authors document how
the natural world supports joyful and
meaningful connections with early
learning standards. Age focus: 3–5.
Softbound, 256 pgs.
There is a new movement in children’s
outdoor play areas —natural playscapes.
The entire space is filled with art, hills,
pathways, trees, herbs, open areas, sand,
water, music, and more. Children find
places to run, climb, dig, pretend, and
hide, with opportunities to bellow or
be silent. Five hundred magnificent
color photographs and illustrations are
included. Softbound, 316 pgs.
the outdoor PlaySPace
For Children Birth to Five Years
Sue Elliott, editor
Challenge your perceptions about
early childhood outdoor playspaces.
Photographs, case studies, and chapters
filled with helpful insight illustrate and
inspire the transformation of generic
and synthetic playspaces into those that
are natural, dynamic, and engaging.
Softbound, 224 pgs.
Activities for Every Season
Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
Create meaningful learning
experiences for every season!
Designed to help children reconnect
with nature, this activity book
introduces new themes for autumn,
winter, spring, and summer. Each
seasonal activity will help you
integrate nature into your classroom
through music, dramatic play, science
discovery activities, and language
arts projects. Also provided are
ideas to take children outdoors and
investigate, explore, and role-play as
they build a lifelong appreciation for
nature. Age focus: 3–8. Softbound,
Connecting Children’s Learning
to the Natural World
Extend your classroom outdoors and you will
quickly see how nature enhances the learning
process in all academic areas and benefits all
children’s growth, health, and development. Filled
with ideas to spark children’s learning, this book
includes countless nature-oriented indoor and
outdoor classroom practices, including ideas for
sensory-integrated activities, learning centers,
field trips, nature hikes, obstacle courses, play
spaces in nature, songs and riddles, and more.
Age focus: 3–6. Softbound, 144 pgs.
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