Trees & Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children (Paperback)
Hundreds of ideas for fun, hands-on experiences for families and teachers to connect children ages 1-6 to nature, with a particular focus on trees. Through indoor and outdoor activities, children explore nature through their five senses, experience trees throughout the seasons, and connect with their community. Families and caregivers, childcare providers, and early childhood educators can easily use the activities and adapt them as necessary to meet each child's unique needs, the different environments where they live, and the materials available. Trees & Me combines the fascination that young children have for trees with research-based findings about the lifelong benefits of early exposure to nature. Best yet, Trees & Me helps improve children's emotional and physical well-being, enhances literacy, math, and critical thinking skills, promotes positive social behavior, and makes them more likely to care about their environment throughout their lives.