What better gift can we as parents and teachers give this precarious earth than a generation of children who have learned to know and love the natural world? And better still, to help care for it.
You don't always need a deep dark woods or a sunny meadow to explore nature. Any area that contains a sparkling of plant life can serve as an outdoor laboratory. Children can learn from living things everywhere.
Each of the learning experiences in Hug A Tree has a suggested age level, a clear description of what will be done, and suggestions for follow-up learning. Special emphasis is placed on using natural environments for learning language, spatial and mathematical relationships, and much more.
Some of the activities include:
-Spyglass Treasure Hunt: Close Up and Far Away
-Garden on a Button
-Take a Bird to Lunch
-Talking About Monsters
-Where Do Things Go At Night?
HSC Note: 1986 printing