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Hello All,

 

 I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be developing a "nature education for early childhood educators" course to be offered this fall at a local university.

Of course, I'll use LCITW as my text, but wondered if there are other resources folks recommend. I have some favorites on my bookshelf, but I'm always interested in others' opinions-

What are your favorite resources and why? Are there any books (besides the obvious ;) ) that you consider to be "essential" material for those in the field of education? Some DVD's or other media that you wish teachers could see?

 

I'd love and deeply appreciate any comments or suggestions that you folks might have.

 

Thanks in advance!
Patty

www.smallwondersmn.com

 

Tags: Education, Teacher, training

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Hi Patty,
Probably already on your bookshelf, but just in case: Mary Rivkin's The Great Outdoors, and Ruth Wilson's Environmental Education at the Early Childhood Level. And I'm certain you have Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators (Marcie Oltman, Editor) -- but if others on this site don't know of it, they should. (It can be downloaded at http://www.seek.state.mn.us/publications/naturalwonders-0.pdf ). Also, I'd suggest that you offer Marcie exorbitant sums of money to do one or more guest lectures for you; she'd be worth it (marcieoltman@gmail.com). :-)
Two other excellent books that cover a wider range of child development issues, but definitely connect to your topic: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff; plus Reclaiming Childhood by William Crain. You might also find some value from my own website: www.greenheartsinc.org. -- the folks at the University of Chicago's Lab School have been referring to it, which tickles me!
Have fun; best wishes.
Ken
Thanks for your great suggestions, very helpful. Some are familiar, some new. I do love your website and your publication for families, I've come across it many times in my work.
I so wish I had exorbitant sums of money to get Marcie out to be a guest speaker! Ahh, someday.

Anyway, thank you for the suggestions, i'm going to the library tomorrow and see if I can track some of them down.

Hope you're well-do you remember me back from the MNA days of long ago? :)

Ken Finch said:
Hi Patty,
Probably already on your bookshelf, but just in case: Mary Rivkin's The Great Outdoors, and Ruth Wilson's Environmental Education at the Early Childhood Level. And I'm certain you have Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators (Marcie Oltman, Editor) -- but if others on this site don't know of it, they should. (It can be downloaded at http://www.seek.state.mn.us/publications/naturalwonders-0.pdf ). Also, I'd suggest that you offer Marcie exorbitant sums of money to do one or more guest lectures for you; she'd be worth it (marcieoltman@gmail.com). :-)
Two other excellent books that cover a wider range of child development issues, but definitely connect to your topic: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff; plus Reclaiming Childhood by William Crain. You might also find some value from my own website: www.greenheartsinc.org. -- the folks at the University of Chicago's Lab School have been referring to it, which tickles me!
Have fun; best wishes.
Hey Patty,
You're welcome, and yes I do remember you from my MN days -- but I never realized how much our interests overlapped. I like your work, too -- including, btw, your caterpillars piece in Motherhood Muse. (fun!). And I'm doing great; hope you are the same!

patty born selly said:
Ken
Thanks for your great suggestions, very helpful. Some are familiar, some new. I do love your website and your publication for families, I've come across it many times in my work.
I so wish I had exorbitant sums of money to get Marcie out to be a guest speaker! Ahh, someday.

Anyway, thank you for the suggestions, i'm going to the library tomorrow and see if I can track some of them down.

Hope you're well-do you remember me back from the MNA days of long ago? :)

Ken Finch said:
Hi Patty,
Probably already on your bookshelf, but just in case: Mary Rivkin's The Great Outdoors, and Ruth Wilson's Environmental Education at the Early Childhood Level. And I'm certain you have Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators (Marcie Oltman, Editor) -- but if others on this site don't know of it, they should. (It can be downloaded at http://www.seek.state.mn.us/publications/naturalwonders-0.pdf ). Also, I'd suggest that you offer Marcie exorbitant sums of money to do one or more guest lectures for you; she'd be worth it (marcieoltman@gmail.com). :-)
Two other excellent books that cover a wider range of child development issues, but definitely connect to your topic: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff; plus Reclaiming Childhood by William Crain. You might also find some value from my own website: www.greenheartsinc.org. -- the folks at the University of Chicago's Lab School have been referring to it, which tickles me!
Have fun; best wishes.

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