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Hollyhocks And Honeybees

Author : Sara Starbuck
ISBN : 1929610203
Genre : Education
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Children are drawn to nature and the outdoors. This guide details the inclusion of gardening in the preschool curriculum at a university child development program in Illinois. Chapter 1 of the book, "Why Garden?" details the benefits of gardening for young children, describes the project approach used, discusses the role of the teacher, and presents procedures for developing a "gardening" topic web. Chapter 2, "Engaging Children in Gardening," describes how to foster personal investment and common knowledge, engage children in the process of discussing what they know about gardens and what they want to learn, plan fieldwork, choose garden themes, and document children learning throughout the project. Chapter 3, "Planning Your Garden," describes in detail--with sample plans--five theme gardens and includes ideas for other theme gardens. Chapter 4, "Building Your Garden," describes the children's role in building the garden, details construction steps for different types of gardens, and discusses plant selection. Chapter 5, "Working with Children in the Garden," discusses ways to include and supervise children in planting, maintaining, and harvesting the garden and describes the creatures likely to be attracted to the garden. Chapter 6 answers frequently asked questions about the gardening project. Chapter 7, "Universal Garden Learning Experiences," suggests gardening activities that can be done in any garden. Chapter 8 contains recipes for the garden such as potting soil and bug spray and recipes for the harvest. The guide's six appendices include lists of children's books and reference books about gardens and garden creatures, lists of sources for garden and environmental education supplies, a list of common and botanical names of plants mentioned, and a list of poisonous plants. Chapters 1 through 5 contain references. (KB)

Gardening With Young Children

Author : Sara Starbuck
ISBN : 9781605543130
Genre : Education
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Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required. Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You’ll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens. Cultivate children’s wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures Vibrant photographs and classroom stories describing showcasing great programs from around the country New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures

Early Sprouts

Author : Karrie Kalich
ISBN : 9781605541952
Genre : Education
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To counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity and to establish lifelong healthy eating habits, this research-based early childhood curriculum is designed to increase children’s preferences for nutritious fruits and vegetables. The tested “seed-to-table” approach will engage preschoolers in all aspects of planting, growing, and eating organically grown foods. Also included are recipes children can help prepare and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. These activities can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region.

Nature And Young Children

Author : Ruth Wilson
ISBN : 9781136314629
Genre : Education
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Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.

The Early Sprouts Cookbook

Author : Karrie Kalich
ISBN : 9781605541969
Genre : Cooking
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Discover delicious new ways to provide healthy meals in preschool settings. Packed with more than seventy breakfast, lunch, snack, and special celebration recipes, this hands-on cookbook promotes the development of healthy eating habits in young children. Anchored by wholesome ingredients, these recipes are nutritionally sound, follow federal dietary guidelines, and are all child-tested and approved. Nutrition information, food safety procedures, tips for cooking with children, and colorful photographs of completed recipes are included. This cookbook complements Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children, a complete nutrition and gardening curriculum to help preschoolers develop preferences for healthy foods.

Nature Sparks

Author : Aerial Cross
ISBN : 9781605540412
Genre : Education
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Support children's connections with nature through classroom activities.

Celebrate Nature

Author : Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh
ISBN : 9781605541877
Genre : Education
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Make nature an integral part of the classroom! With rising childhood obesity rates and children’s heavy use of electronics, the need for quality time in nature is greater than ever. Put away gadgets, turn off screens, and discover all that the natural world has to offer. Celebrate Nature! is filled with hands-on activities to revive children’s connections with nature. Each seasonal section—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—introduces seven themes with countless ways to integrate nature into the classroom. Chapters encourage reflection of your own memories of the seasons and provide activities that address science and discovery, math, blocks and building, language arts, reading, writing, dramatic play, art, and music. Also included are sample letters and suggested at-home activities to support family participation in this important learning. Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and certified K–12 art teacher. She leads workshops and seminars focused on the topics of balance, wellness, and educating today's youth.

Play At The Center Of The Curriculum

Author : Patricia M. Nourot
ISBN : 0131720821
Genre : Education
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This book discusses the value of play in diverse early childhood classrooms and how curriculum can support play. Key changes to this edition include the integration of standards and examples of how encouraging certain types of play can meet standards, expanded coverage of cultural diversity and supporting play in children with special needs, and expanded coverage of integrating the content areas. More than any other books on play, this book focuses on how content areas can be taught and standards met through play.

Garden Mosaics

Author : Marianne E. Krasny
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101521106
Genre : Community gardens
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Green Teacher

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ISBN : UVA:X006176986
Genre : Environmental education
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