Connecting Children's Learning to the Natural World
Author: Aerial Cross
Publisher: Redleaf Press
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.
The activities in these rich theme-based resources develop phonemic awareness through phoneme isolation, rhyming, identity, categorization, blending, segmentation, deletion, addition, and substitution. Includes initial and final skill assessments, along with detailed instructions for administering and evaluating the assessments.
It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “If it weren’t for my grandmother’s prayers, I wouldn’t be walking with God.” Offering inspiring stories, Scripture-based prayer topics, and practical ideas for fostering loving relationships, A Grandmother’s Prayers leads you on a sixty-day journey of prayer for your grandchildren. Throughout the pages of this devotional prayer guide, you’ll find insightful and uplifting daily readings, sample prayers, activities and conversation starters, and questions for reflection and application. Author Kay Swatkowski encourages you to talk to God about your grandchildren, talk to them about God, and pass on a strong spiritual legacy from one generation to another.