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Children and an adult engage in a gardening project.
Article
Young Children
December 1, 2021

A Place for Wonder: School Gardens as Sites Ripe for Learning

This in-depth look at a yearlong investigation that emerged from a class visit to a school garden gives teachers ideas for extending garden learning across literacy, math, and science content areas.

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Authored by: Kristin N. Rainville Anna E. Greer Cristina Sandolo
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a teacher showing a child a nature book outside
Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Preschool in the Park: Place-Based Learning in Unexpected Spaces

Place-based education uses local cultures, heritage, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences to create a curriculum in which literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and arts learning occur in the context of place.

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Authored by: Rachel J. Franz
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The cover for the publication, Teaching Young Children, Summer 2021.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 4
July 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Empowering Educators & Programs: A Blueprint for Excellence
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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a child working on a craft project with grass, sticks, and sand
Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Reflecting on the Fish Tank: Using the Project Approach to Make Connections

Using a fish tank as a project is a great way for teachers to provoke children’s thought, to engage them in the process of representing their learning, and to support their reflections.

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Authored by: Andrea Anderson Jennifer Klutz Cindy G. McGaha
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Teacher with preschool children
Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

پیام در کوله پشتی ™ بازی با طبیعت برای کودکان حساس Message in a Backpack ™ Nature Play with Sensitive Children

از این ایده ها برای تبلور تجربیات بازی با طبیعت در محیط های داخلی و بیرونی استفاده کنید تا شما و کودک تان بتوانید با هم لذت ببرید

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio Susan Ferguson
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Teacher with preschool children
Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Message in a Backpack ™ Nature Play with Sensitive Children

What happens when your child is sensitive to touching natural objects? Use these ideas to spark indoor and outdoor nature play.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio Susan Ferguson
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Parent walking with children in woods
Article
Young Children
March 1, 2020

Walking into the Woods: Understanding German Waldkindergärtens

Forest schools are based on the belief that children benefit from being in nature, where they play and engage in open-ended, child-centered social and physical activity.

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Authored by: Cecilia Maron-Puntarelli
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A young boy watching a young girl writing in a notebook
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Metamorphosis: Life Cycle in a Box

What if there were a sturdier option than butterflies for learning about metamorphosis—one that children could hold? Good news! This is possible when you study mealworms.

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Authored by: Sara Starbuck
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Two young girls at the lake scooping water into buckets
Blog
August 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

I think about being a parent and a teacher and observing children. Even experts can forget that there is a time to model and guide, and also a time to give space for the kind of learning that happens with uninterrupted play and exploration.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Three children looking at leaves
Blog
August 6, 2019

Connecting our Nature Walks to the Classroom

If the environment is the third teacher, there is no better classroom environment than the outdoors. I use our experiences and my notes and pictures as inspiration for our curriculum.

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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Two children measuring a tree
Blog
July 11, 2019

How to Create a Forest Classroom Experience

Here are some tips to help you create meaningful forest experiences for the children in your care—no outdoor classroom required!

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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