Small Wonders: Nature Education for Young Children
DescriptionSmall Wonders: Nature Education for Young Children introduces children ages three through kindergarten to the natural world in a special way. Based on a hands-on educational approach, children learn about their environment by seeing and doing. The accurate, scientific content is wrapped in age-appropriate exercises, experiments, and explorations that use children's imagination and natural curiosity. - Fact-filled essays introduce each subject
- Field-tested activities encourage exploration and discovery
- Scientifically accurate drawings illustrate topics and are incorporated into lessons
- A multidisciplinary approach integrates developmentally appropriate activities in science, language arts, movement, music, and visual arts
- Includes twenty-four nature exploration units grouped around three themes: growth and change, animal homes, and connections to nature Small Wonders is a perfect tool for teachers, parents, child care providers, camp counselors, and others to spark young children's interests in the environment that surrounds them.
February 28, 2006
8.54 X 0.89 X 11.0 inches | 2.36 pounds
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About the Author
LINDA GARRETT worked for sixteen years as a VINS environmental educator, during which she founded the Small Wonders program. She is currently teaching elementary school in Vermont. HANNAH THOMAS has worked in environmental education for many years, teaching and writing curricula. HILARY ELMER has worked as both a wildlife technician and environmental educator. She is currently a freelance artist and illustrator.