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Open the door to exciting and fun learning adventures!
Whether pastures or skyscrapers are outside your door, the world around you is rich with learning opportunities. Walking trips are a terrificand inexpensiveway for children to explore and experience their community. Use children's interests as starting points to plan walks that are meaningful and engaging, and let children's natural curiosity and wonder help guide their learning as they investigate neighborhood gardens, markets, and even construction sites.
With 27 nature, community, and concept walks, Hey Kids! Out the Door, Let's Explore! promotes children's early learning. Included with each walk are vocabulary words and related children's books; a list of suggested items to bring along; and tips to extend children's learning before, during, and after the outing. You will also find planning and preparation materials, sample permission forms, and guidelines for carrying out safe and educational walking trips. Age Focus: 0-8. Softbound, 304 pgs.
"This masterwork fully reveals the powerful contribution of exploration to the development and learning of young children. It provides clear and practical suggestions for how exploration of their neighborhoods can serve as provocations for children to deepen their knowledge and understanding of important aspects of their own environments. This book offers a wide range of practical suggestions for teachers that can readily be implemented with both preschool and primary school children. "
Lilian G. Katz, PhD
Co-Director, Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Review: The Midwest Book Review- California Bookwatch December 2009 - December 1, 2009
Hey Kids! Out The Door, Let's Explore is for any active early childhood lending library and offers a focus on nature and concept walks for kids. Each walk includes a list of vocabulary words based on nature observations, with planning and preparations materials, sample permission forms, and guidelines for educational walking trips.
Review: November 2009 Book News Inc. - November 1, 2009
Redleaf has 50-plus years of experience in the early childhood field as a trainer, child care center director, public school teacher, and author of several books and articles. She presents 27 nature, community, and concept walks that preschool and early elementary educators can use to help young learners expand their knowledge of the world around them, and to support their early literacy development. Many of the walks provide opportunities for using the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste to experience the world firsthand. the text includes planning and preparation materials, sample permission forms, and guidelines for conducting safe and educational walking trips. Additional activities, songs, and figerplays are available at a companion website. (Annotation 2009 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)