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Science and Nature

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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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RRP $21.95

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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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RRP $21.95

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Gardening with Young Children: Second Edition of Hollyhocks and Honeybees

Author(s): Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, Karen Midden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Gardens are where children's imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required.

Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You'll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens.

Cultivate children's wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides:

• More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures
• Vibrant photographs and classroom stories showcasing great programs from around the country
• New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic
• Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures.

Age focus: 0-8.

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RRP $67.95

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Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6, The
More Than 600 Science Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers

Leave your fears of science behind! Respond to children's natural curiosity with over 600 teacher-created, classroom-tested activities guaranteed to teach your children all about science while they are having fun.

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RRP $78.95

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Growing With Nature
Supporting Whole-Child Learning in Outdoor Classrooms

This new book is full of helpful ideas and insights from people enjoying Certified Nature Explore Classrooms throughout the country. Engaging stories and photographs illustrate ways to help infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary students discover the wonders of nature while strengthening foundational learning skills.

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RRP $49.95

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Incredible Edible Science
Recipes for Developing Science and Literacy Skills

Author(s): Rick Krustchinsky, Liz Plaster (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides everything you need to teach important science and literacy skills to children in exciting ways. These food-based activities are developmentally appropriate and provide a hands-on tool that will inspire children's curiosity and learning. It includes an overview of brain development and educational theory; tips on getting organised; cooking safety and health guidelines and emphasises the six basic science process skills - observing, classifying, communicating, measuring, inferring, and predicting.

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RRP $67.95

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Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Author(s): Jessica Deviney, Lois Mitten Rosenberry, Mary Anne Rody, Sandra Duncan, Sara Harris (click on the author's name for more titles)

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children invites teachers to enhance children’s educational environments in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities that are often overlooked in early childhood classrooms, such as nature, colour, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points.

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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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Jump Into Science
Active Learning for Preschool Children

Author(s): Rae Pica (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book brings science to life by helping children learn about their bodies, animals, seasons, and the weather in active and fun ways. Activities are organised by level of difficulty, require few or no materials and include related children's books or music to extend the learning.

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RRP $33.95

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Learn and Play the Green Way
Fun Activities with Reusable Materials

Author(s): Rhoda Redleaf (click on the author's name for more titles)

Dont throw it away - use it for play! Turn items headed for the rubbish into fun, educational, and safe toys and activities for young children. Find one hundred creative and clever ideas re-purposing common household objects - including shoeboxes, fabric scraps, plastic lids, and buttons -into entertaining playthings. They benefit children's early learning by promoting sensory perception and development in physical; social and emotional; cognitive; and language and communication areas.

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RRP $44.95

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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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RRP $64.00

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Learning with Nature DVD

The Learning With Nature DVD provides examples of Nature Explore Classrooms that have been designed around the country. Discover techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of preschool and elementary children's daily learning.

See how well-designed outdoor spaces facilitate children's overall development in traditional academic areas. As you watch footage from a variety of settings and hear stories from educators, you will gain new insight into ways to help children make deeper connections with the natural world.

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RRP $49.95

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Learning with Nature Idea Book
Creating Nurturing Outdoor Spaces for Children

The Guiding Principles from the Learning With Nature Idea Book provide a foundation for creating nurturing outdoor spaces for children. These field-tested principles for effective outdoor learning environments give you practical ideas for using nature as an integral part of children's learning whether you are adding natural components to an existing outdoor classroom, or designing a new space.

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RRP $44.95

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Lens on Outdoor Learning
Active Learning for Preschool Children

Author(s): Ginny Sullivan, Wendy Banning (click on the author's name for more titles)

Packed with colourful photographs and detailed stories about children exploring and experiencing nature, this book will inspire you to facilitate and encourage children's learning as they spend time in nature. Each story describes how children naturally explore and create their own learning experiences outdoors.

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RRP $112.95

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