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Author Cross, Aerial.

Title Nature sparks : connecting children's learning to the natural world / Aerial Cross
Edition First edition
Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 133 pages) : illustrations
Contents Bringing all children closer to nature. Use nature to heighten a child's sensory awareness ; Use nature to develop social, literacy, and language skills ; Entice children into nature with outdoor gardens ; Closing thoughts -- Developmentally appropriate "natural" classroom practice. A nature-oriented classroom curriculum ; Incorporate hands-on learning centers ; Field trips, nature hikes, and outdoor obstacle courses ; Closing thoughts -- Using nature to create special play places. The power and importance of play in nature ; Use natural elements to play ; Special nature play places, seats, stages, and lofts ; Closing thoughts -- Sensory-integrated nature activities. Fifty-eight sensory-integrated nature activities laced with nature-oriented instructional strategies ; Nature music, rhymes, riddles, and tongue twisters ; Muck, mud, and more ; Closing thoughts
Summary Support children's connections with nature through classroom activities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Nature study -- Activity programs.
Nature study -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1605541869 (electronic bk.)
9781605541860 (electronic bk.)