Bring the wonders of the outdoors into your early childhood classroom. Each activity is hands-on, sensory-oriented, and open-ended to spark discovery, encourage conversation, and allow children to explore the natural world.
Four chapters offer teachers and care givers nature-based experiments to connect children with nature:
- The Exploring chapter helps children to develop a connection to the world through the scientific method: questioning, investigating, testing, defining, and refining ideas.
- The Creating chapter aims to help children see the beauty of the world around us through textures, colors, and patterns.
- The Thinking chapter guides teachers through creating thinking and understanding experiences for their students.
- The Sprouting chapter offers ways to being the outside world of gardens and seeds into the classroom.