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Marla Olthof


Marla Olthof has nine years teaching experience with toddlers and preschoolers. She has trained a variety of teachers in a multitude of settings, including undergraduate practicum experiences and student teaching at Southern Illinois University, the Purdue University Calumet Head Start Resource Center, college courses, and at local, state, and national conferences. Marla resides with her husband in St. John, Indiana, where she enjoys volunteering in the classroom as the parent of three elementary school-aged daughters.

Marla Olthof's Books

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  • Gardening with Young Children: Second Edition of Hollyhocks and Honeybees

    Authors: Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, Karen Midden
    Product Code: 541570
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-157-0

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press

    Gardens are where children's imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Use this book to explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children—green thumb or the perfect plot of land not required. Packed with colorful photographs and updated to address many childhood issues and gardening trends that have erupted in recent years, it reflects the growing concerns for children's nature deficit and the obesity epidemic, and it provides a wider variety of gardening projects, like vertical, green roof, and container gardens for limited-space or urban areas. It also contains more than sixty gardening activities for children of all ages—including experiences for infants and toddlers, because even the youngest children can and should be involved in gardening.

    Age focus: 0-8. Softbound, 256 pgs.