Teaching Outside: 20 Quick & Easy Outdoor Education Activities for Children
Learn to teach outside even if you’re not outdoorsy! This eBook is written for teachers, parents, caregivers, and mentors who understand the value and importance of having their children spend time in nature but may not have the time, resources, or ability to dedicate a regular part of their schedule to outdoor education. No matter how much time you have or advanced preparation you’ve done, there are things you can do with your students outside that are fun, educational, and worthwhile. This book contains 20 detailed, Common Core-aligned, step-by-step activities that are categorized by grade level, time needed, materials needed, “readiness level,” and subject. They are designed to be accessible for everyone, regardless of your comfort level with the great outdoors. The activities are designed for children in grades Pre-K through 5 but can easily be adapted for other ages and stages as well.
Early childhood environmental education: A systematic review of the research literature
This systematic review of 25 years of empirical studies of early childhood environmental education revealed strongly positive outcomes in environmental literacy development, cognitive development, social and emotional development, physical development and language and literacy development.
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Seek child tested and parent/teacher approved activities that capture children’s attention. Inside, find nearly 100 activities, creative projects, and games, as well as garden and outdoor advice and ample resources to set you up for being-outdoors-with-young-children success in all weather and seasons!
Wonderkin offers educational activity kits designed to support early childhood development by getting kids outdoors and connected to nature. Our carefully curated boxes arrive on your doorstep to jumpstart engaging outdoor play and learning no matter where you live or how crazy your schedule is. For ages 3 - 8.
Young Children is the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The magazine is published bimonthly and serves as a forum for early childhood educators. The magazine often includes articles of interest in early childhood environmental education.
2nd edition of 'Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability', edited by Australian early childhood academic, Julie M. Davis, published by Cambridge University Press.
The book introduces the approach and provides step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful projects. You will find teacher interviews, children’s work, photographs, and teacher journal entries used to document the project in actual classrooms. New features include technology, nature experiences, and expanded toddler projects.