In Praise of Play: Activities for Children and Families in Rural Communities
Children in rural America struggle to find time and space to play. How can rural families add more play into their children’s lives without needing a playground?
More than Mud Pies: Make a Mud Kitchen Master Class
Let go of the traditional ways of teaching and find freedom with Mud Play. Make your own one-of-a-kind Mud Kitchen that sparks your children’s imaginations and engages their creative thinking.
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Billy B., the natural science song and dance man, helps preschoolers become more aware of the world around them with self-help and nature songs.
Through this family’s experiences, we observe how free play in nature hones a sense of wonder, provides healthy challenges, and nurtures earth stewardship. “Parents need to support kids’ access to independent outdoor play,” says Sobel. “Of course they should use judgment, but the benefits outweigh the risks.”
Overflowing with tips for successfully gardening with children in school and community settings, Wings, Worms, and Wonder also includes 36 child tested lesson plans, you’ll find everything you need to seamlessly integrate gardening into both elementary curricula and daily life.
Wonder is the bimonthly newsletter of the World Forum Foundation's Nature Action Collaborative for Children. The newsletter is free and can be downloaded online and is also printed in Exchange magazine.
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.