TITLE

Integrating Nature Experiences into Early Childhood Education

AUTHOR(S)
Sweatman, Mary; Warner, Alan
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Canadian Children;Fall2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Young children can benefit tremendously from spending time in nature. Research identifies developmental benefits, active living benefits, and the benefits of caring about the natural world; as well as the immediate benefits of exploration and play. This article provides the rationale, and resources for engaging nature-based activities for early-childhood education. Preparation guidelines and follow-up activities that reinforce the outdoor sensory experiences are also outlined. With deliberate preparation, plus a dose of enthusiasm and positive role modeling, educators can make nature experiences simple, enjoyable, creative and engaging.
ACCESSION #
47156520

 

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