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Learn about Our Green Earth Book 2

Ideas and activities from early childhood educators

Introduce young children to the idea of caring for our Earth. This two-book series will empower them to contribute to a sustainable environment through its easy-to-run activities. It is designed to foster a love of learning and provide knowledge and skills across curriculum areas while engaging the children in fun-filled learning. Educators are supported with well-structured lesson plans, each with learning objectives, vocabulary lists, thematically related book lists, lists of materials, directions for preparation, activity details and an assessment component. The activities require few materials and little, if any, preparation. Some activities also include related finger plays, poems or songs that you can sing and chant with the children - always a happy and successful way to consolidate children's learning!

Ages: 3-5 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0758 | ISBN: 9781927221402

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Kathy Charner

Kathy Charner is the Editor-in-Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the United States’ leading professional organisation for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth to eight years of age. Kathy Charner, who was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing programme. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing programme and worked with authors to create books in the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Contents

Introduction4
Maths activities5
Charting plant growth5
Grocery shopping6
Hopping bird!7
Milk-top patterns8
Ocean play9
Recycling adds up!10
How much rubbish do we make?11
Music and movement activities12
Drumming up fun12
Recycling band13
Outdoor play activity14
Nature walk14
Sand and water play activities15
Nothing but sand15
Planting trees16
Water, water, where is the water?17
Science and nature activities18
Compost heap experiment18
Visitors19
Worms are good guys20
The air we breathe21
Clean water22
Greenhouse growth23
Living things24
Ocean days25
Shrinking polar ice26
Science slides27
Thank a tree28
Tree hugger29
Trees30
Trees and leaves31
How to appreciate nature32
Sensational sun33
Twitter and warble34
Water conservation35
Whales in the ocean36
Small motor activities37
Beautiful beaches37
Caring for our Earth puzzle38
Snack and cooking activities39
Garden party39
Sun snack40
Songs, poems and finger-play activities41
I like the ocean41
Recycle and save the Earth42
Taking care of my little tree43
E-A-R-T-H44
I'm the Planet Earth45
The more we love our Earth46
Our sun47
Pick it up!48
The recycling song49
Saving energy50
What can we do?51
Our Earth52
Reduce, reuse, recycle53
Transition-time activity54
Turn it off!54
Resources55
Books55
Applications and illustrated e-books55