Gardening with Young Children

Gardening with Young Children

by Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, Karen Midden
     
 

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Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children

Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and

Overview

Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children

Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required.

Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You’ll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens.

Cultivate children’s wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides
More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures
Vibrant photographs and classroom stories describing showcasing great programs from around the country
New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic
Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605543130
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
04/21/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
31 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
Up to 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Sara Starbuck: Sara Starbuck, EdD, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Environmental Studies and administrative director of the Early Childhood Centers for Training, Research, and Education at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Starbuck has over thirty years of experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher educator, administrator, and teacher of young children, and she is deeply involved in connecting children to nature and helping adults understand the importance of nature in the children’s lives. She earned her EdD from Nova Southeastern University in child and youth studies with a specialization in management of programs. Her BS and MS degrees are from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in early childhood education.

Marla Olthof: Marla Olthof has nearly a decade of experience teaching toddlers and preschoolers and has trained a variety of teachers in a multitude of settings, including undergraduate practicum experiences and student teaching, at Southern Illinois University and the Purdue University Calumet Head Start Resource Center. Marla also enjoys volunteering in the classroom as the parent of three elementary school-aged daughters.

Karen Midden: Karen Midden is a professor in plant, soil, and agricultural systems at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is a landscape architect working in Illinois and teaches landscape design, designing outdoor spaces, and sustainable landscape practices. Her current research and projects include urban agriculture, green roofs, and vertical gardening.

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