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Going Green at Home: Get Your Child Involved

Here are some ideas for involving your child in going green at home. You will reduce the resources your family uses, set a positive example, and help your child learn how to help take care of the world.
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Exploring Shadows

. Enjoy the fun of observing shadows and how they change as you move about.
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June 27, 2014

Engaging Toddlers in Nature Play

If your aim is to instill respect and love for all things wild, try these simple activities with children ages three months to two years old.

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Authored by: Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

La descompuesta verdad: ¡Descubrir la descomposición!

On a summer day, three preschool teachers and an early education consultant met to draft a unit on decay. They used this planning session to design a curriculum specific to their own group of children and families on pumpkin decay.

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Authored by: Bonnie Blagojevic Victoria Grotton Suzen Polk-Hoffses Karen Thomes
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

The Rotten Truth—Discovering Decay!

On a summer day, three preschool teachers and an early education consultant met to draft a unit on decay. They used this planning session to design a curriculum specific to their own group of children and families on pumpkin decay.

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Authored by: Bonnie Blagojevic Victoria Grotton Suzen Polk-Hoffses Karen Thomes
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

Preschoolers Play With Bamboo

Bamboo is a unique natural material that can provide days—even months!—of exploration for preschool children.

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Authored by: Condie Ward
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2015

让学龄前儿童成 为生态艺术家 (Preschoolers as Eco-Artists)

Eco-art is an interesting blend of science, engineering, math, and temporary, open-ended, creative art. Here are some eco-art activities you can use in your preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Triada Samaras Janis Strasser
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2015

Preschoolers as Eco-Artists

Eco-art is an interesting blend of science, engineering, math, and temporary, open-ended, creative art. Here are some eco-art activities you can use in your preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Triada Samaras Janis Strasser
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2014

Simply a Day at the Beach

Waterfronts are uniquely suited for learning because they present different kinds of materials that are of interest regardless of a child’s personality, temperament, age, or skills.

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Authored by: Ian Kahl
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2013

Becoming a Nature Explore® Classroom

In 2009 the program, Kids & Company, decided to become a Nature Explore Classroom. The new outdoor space would become a classroom where all kinds of activities could take place.

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Authored by: Martha Bass-Nichols Kevin Carnes
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