Tag Archives: gardening

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd.  What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to go outdoors and interact with nature on your preschool playground?  Here a few ways  to celebrate Earth Day with your preschool children: 1.  Gardening:  Get … READ MORE

Young Children and Nature

Last week, Mary Rivkin and Nancy Rosenow, the authors of Spotlight on Young Children and Nature participated in an online National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) event in which they answered people’s questions about connecting young children … READ MORE

Children and Conservation

Most of us didn’t start to learn the importance of conservation until we were adults: the idea of conservation was still new when we were children, and climate change was practically unheard of.  But now that we understand its importance, … READ MORE

Learning Science and Social Studies while Going Green

“We have not inherited the Earth from our parents; we have borrowed it from our children.” – L. Brown, 1981 Our children are our future, what we have is ultimately theirs.  That is why it is so important for us … READ MORE

Learning what Nature has to Teach Us

“Nature play is child initiated and child directed.”  This is a quote that I love from “The Real Benefits of Nature Play Every day” (Erickson & Ernst, 2011) It expresses how much children have to gain from free play outside.  … READ MORE