Nature has monumental power on children's growth and development. When children spend time in nature, they experience profound benefits that outdoor play provides. Nature Sparks is filled with inspiration and instruction to help you reclaim and strengthen children's connections to the outdoors. This resource supplies ideas to create a nature-oriented classroom and curriculum, incorporates Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences to encourage children's individual talents as they experience the natural world, and includes more than fifty sensory-integrated activities, crafts, and instructional strategies. Age Focus: 3-6. Softbound, 144 pgs.
Aerial Cross: Aerial Cross, MA, has over a decade of experience as an educator in both general and special education classrooms. She teaches English and early childhood education at San Juan Community College in Farmington, New Mexico.