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Author Selly, Patty Born, author

Title Connecting animals and children in early childhood / Patty Born Selly
Edition First edition
Published St. Paul, Minnesota : Redleaf Press, 2014
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 171 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents An introduction to animals and children -- Why are children so interested in animals, anyway? -- How animal interactions support children's development -- Animals in children's everyday lives -- Creating authentic experiences with animals -- Animals in the classroom -- Appendixes : A. Additional resources ; B. Classroom pet care checklist ; C. References
Summary "Animals appeal to children's curiosity, bring enthusiasm to their learning, and enrich their daily experiences. This book emphasizes the reasons why children's interactions and connections with animals are important, and it describes the valuable social-emotional development that results. It combines research, anecdotes, and a number of creative ideas that caregivers and educators can use to create authentic experiences for children age three through eight. These ideas incorporate all kinds of animals in a variety of ways-including adaptations if live animals are not permitted in the child care or learning environment. Patty Born Selly is Executive Director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2005, she founded Small Wonders, an educational consulting company offering services to schools, faith-based communities, and other organizations wishing to incorporate STEM and nature education to their programs. Patty also serves as adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, where she teaches classes on children and nature and environmental education."-- Provided by publisher
"This book presents the reasons why children's interactions and connections with animals are important, and it describes the valuable social-emotional development that results. It combines research, anecdotes, and a number of creative ideas that caregivers and educators can use to create authentic experiences for children"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animals -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs.
Children and animals.
Education, Elementary -- Activity programs.
Form Electronic book
Author Scheife, Ryan, cover designer
Stenzel, Sara, cover designer
ISBN 1605543535 (electronic bk.)
9781605543536 (electronic bk.)
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