'If outdoor activities with young children have always baffled you, then this is the book for you. Practical in style and structure, it has an accessible approach which is based in the best early years practice and provides plenty of challenges and new ideas. It is a must have for your early years setting.' - Kathryn Solly, Headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children's Centre, UK
A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences as they interact with a variety of plants and wildlife throughout the year. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children's overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools.
Full of practical advice on how to design, develop resource and use a garden area, this book brings together:
Written for all early years practitioners, this book is the definitive guide for those looking to further enhance their outdoor environment and fulfil the potential learning opportunities that a garden can provide.
A few leading thoughts culled from such men as Tylor, Lubbock, Wilson, McLennan, Frazer, and Boyd Dawkins, etc., the experiences of our modern travellers among primitive races, Indian and European folk-lore, the world's credulities past and present, have helped me to fix the idea that amongst the true historians of mankind the children of our streets find a place.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Other Animal Nursery Rhymes features popular nursery rhyme classics that children will love, including Baa, Baa, Little Black Sheep, Hickory, Dickory Dock, Mary Had a Little Lamb and many more!