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Overview

Small Wonders: Nature Education for Young Children introduces children ages three through kindergarten to the natural world in a special way. Based on a hands-on educational approach, children learn about their environment by seeing and doing. The accurate, scientific content is wrapped in age-appropriate exercises, experiments, and explorations that use children's imagination and natural curiosity.

• Fact-filled essays introduce each subject
• Field-tested activities encourage exploration and discovery
• Scientifically accurate drawings illustrate topics and are incorporated into lessons
• A multidisciplinary approach integrates developmentally appropriate activities in science, language arts, movement, music, and visual arts
• Includes twenty-four nature exploration units grouped around three themes: growth and change, animal homes, and connections to nature

Small Wonders is a perfect tool for teachers, parents, child care providers, camp counselors, and others to spark young children's interests in the environment that surrounds them.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The authors of the book... are all environmental educators who have found a way to share their knowledge and enthusiasms."—The Cabinet

“[W]ell organized and beautifully illustrated... The guidebook's three themes: Growth and Change, Animal Homes, and Connection to Nature will inspire adults to rediscover nature along with their young charges.”—The Upper Valley Parent's Paper

"Teachers of children in preschool and kindergarten will appreciate the gentle, imaginative, and scientifically accurate approach of the lessons in this educational guide."—Christian School Teacher

"Small Wonders is an excellent resource for those searching for projects to conduct with their own children, for preschool through early elementary . . . What a wonderful and effective way to help place science into the curriculum."—Natural Areas Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584655749
  • Publisher: Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,145,246
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

LINDA GARRETT worked for sixteen years as a VINS environmental educator, during which she founded the Small Wonders program. She is currently teaching elementary school in Vermont. HANNAH THOMAS has worked in environmental education for many years, teaching and writing curricula. HILARY ELMER has worked as both a wildlife technician and environmental educator. She is currently a freelance artist and illustrator.
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Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use This Book
GROWTH AND CHANGE
Growing Grasshoppers
Spiders: Weavers and Hunters
From Rocks to Soil
The Year of a Tree
Butterflies: Flying Flowers
From Flower to Fruit
Friends with Frogs and Toads
Growing Up a Bird
ANIMAL HOMES
Bats and Beyond
Chipmunks and Their Cousins
Life Underground
The Snow's My Home
Owls: Nighttime Hunters
Turtles at Home
Bees in Their Hives
Wiggly Worms
CONNECTIONS TO NATURE
All About Apples
Food for All
Wild about Water
Animal Tracks
Mighty Mice
Circle of the Sun
Get Growing!
Nature and Us
Appendix A: Equipping the Classroom for Small Wonders Nature Series
Appendix B: Small Wonders and Early Childhood Learnig Standards
Glossary
Index
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