Children and the outdoors . . . naturally!
Nature sets the stage for endless opportunities of discovery, exploration, and appreciation when children's innate curiosity is encouraged. Vivid narratives anchored by colorful photographs and children's stories capture the meaningful learning that takes place when children get out of the classroom and engage and connect with the natural world. Each child-directed experience is framed by a standard in the approaches to learning domain, demonstrating how nature can be used as a unique tool to support early learning.
Lens on Outdoor Learning includes
The outdoors is filled with rich learning experiences for young children. Packed with colorful photographs and detailed stories about children exploring and experiencing nature, Lens on Outdoor Learning will inspire you to facilitate and encourage children's learning as they spend time in nature. Each story describes how children naturally explore and create their own learning experiences outdoors. Using images, children's dialogue and actions, you will see how the natural world supports joyful and meaningful learning that connects to the approaches to learning standards. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 256 pgs.
Help families understand the value of children's connections to the natural world. This educational booklet addresses the numerous benefits and rich learning that children experience outdoors. It includes ideas that encourage outdoor family time to maximize the valuable and lasting impacts nature has on growing children.Why Children Need Nature is a family companion to Celebrate Nature!, Lens on Outdoor Learning, Nature Sparks, and Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms. Age focus: 3-5. Pack of 25 booklets, 12 pgs. each.