Nature Sparks: Connecting Children's Learning to the Natural World (Paperback)
Nature has monumental power on children's growth and development. Recent studies show that as children spend less time in nature, they miss out on the profound benefits that outdoor play and learning experiences provide.
Nature Sparks is filled with inspiration and instruction to help educators and caregivers of children ages three to eight reclaim and strengthen connections to the outdoors. This resource supplies ideas to create a nature-oriented classroom and curriculum, incorporates Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to encourage children's individual talents as they experience the natural world, and includes more than fifty sensory-integrated activities, crafts, and instructional strategies.