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Nature Pedagogy

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Balanced and Barefoot

In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging activities to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.Today s kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need rough and tumble outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses?Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis author Angela Hanscom offers several activities to help your child thrive, even if you live in an urban environment.Today it is rare to find children rolling down hills, climbing trees, or spinning in circles just for fun. We ve taken away merry-go-rounds, shortened the length of swings, and done away with teeter-totters to keep children safe. Children have fewer opportunities for unstructured outdoor play than ever before, and recess times at school are shrinking due to demanding educational environments.With this book, you ll discover activities you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

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RRP $33.95

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Fascination of Air - Wind

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This series provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occurring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

A combination of children's voices and progression points share the approach of teaching and learning, which in 2011 received three accolades and was described as 'inspirational and sector leading'.

Simple, clear and easy to use for anyone working with children from 3 - 11 years old.

Presented in A5, with full colour photographs throughout its 50 pages.

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RRP $21.95

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Fascination of Earth - Wood Whittling

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Fascination of Earth - Wood Whittling provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occuring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

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Fascination of Fire - Charcoal

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Designed to offer support to staff to raise their own knowledge and skills to empower them to use authentic experiences to deliver a broad curriculum, whilst celebrating children's voices as guides to the potential learning possibilities.  It provides information, curricular links and progression in learning with benefit risk assessments all in one place.

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Fascination of Water - Puddles

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This series provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occuring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

A combination of children's voices and progression points share the approach of teaching and learning, which in 2011 received three accolades and was described as 'inspirational and sector leading'.

Simple, clear and easy to use for anyone working with children from 3 - 11 years old.

Presented in A5, with full colour photographs throughout its 49 pages.

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Journal of Awe and Wonder Limited Stock Available

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

An open space to record your ideas and reflections, beautifully presented in honour of the Nature Action Collaborative for Children.
The stunning photographs celebrate young children connecting with nature from around the world. Inspirational quotations on vellum paper, glossy photos and watercolour paper for artwork and scrapbooking are what make this an amazing book.

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RRP $39.95

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Learning Pathways Book
Currently out of print

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the methodology of the active learning approach. Full colour throughout it uses photographs to enable staff to 'visualise' effective organisation and quality provision required to enable active learning.

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RRP $56.95

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Learning with Nature
Embedding Outdoor Practice

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains:

- A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they're doing now and where to develop to be more effective.

- Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings.

- An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision.

Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives.

Contents:

Introduction  
Chapter 1: Self-Evaluation of Practice  
Chapter 2: Characteristics that Shape Outdoor Learning  
Chapter 3: Learning with Nature  
Chapter 4: Sharing Values with Parents  
Chapter 5: Observation, Planning and Assessment  
Chapter 6: Embedding Practice  
References

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Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title provides a balance of academic research and case studies of children's voices to explore all the facets of setting up and co-ordinating a Nature Kindergarten. Claire Warden's Philosophy of the Nature Kindergartens is an awe inspiring blend of a naturalistic space indoors, a landscape designed by children and a wild space where children can be outside for up to 90 percent of their day all year round. Full colour photography throughout brings the books to life through the children's learning stories.

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Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget

Increase opportunities for nature-based education in any early childhood program, regardless of climate, region, budget, or experience. Nature-Based Learning for Young Children is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice to highly experienced in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, urban, and deserts. It includes background information on a range of nature topics, reproducible parent newsletters, sample play-based lesson plans, guidance and health and safety issues related to nature activities, ideas for free/inexpensive equipment and materials and for big-ticket items, ideas for family involvement, and connections to early childhood learning standards. Chapters are divided by nature topic, so readers can dip in right away where they want to start exploring.

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Nurture Through Nature

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the connection that very young children have to nature. Each chapter celebrates a natural element such as mud and details practical ideas for taking children under three outside to play.

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RRP $59.95

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Outdoor Learning A Year at Auchlone - Spring DVD

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

'Spring' is the first (of four) DVDs.

Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise that underpins the award winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland.

DVD Filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten.

DVD also contains a 20 page booklet written by Claire Warden.

The DVD and booklet are ideal for training and CPD, as they include examples of practice with points of reflection.

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RRP $150.00

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Outdoor Learning A Year at Auchlone - Summer DVD

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

New Release! Outdoor Learning A Year At Auchlone - Summer DVD.

‘Summer’ is the second in a series (of four) DVD’s.

Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise that underpins the award winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland.

DVD Filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten.

DVD also contains a booklet written by Claire Warden.

The DVD and booklet are ideal for training and CPD, as they include examples of practice with points of reflection.

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RRP $150.00

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas – Puddles

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

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A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Cooking

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature.

Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime 42 cards

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