Each month the preschool teachers will recommend a book, documentary, or other resource that we feel parents may find helpful. We will try to suggest resources across a wide spectrum of child development.
Our first suggestion ties into the work the children have done with our new butterfly garden. It is "I Love Dirt" by Jennifer Ward.
It has become increasingly difficult for many families to have productive outdoor time. Children learn a lot by simply being in natural areas, and it can be a lot of fun too! This small book is a resource of 52 outdoor activities that can be done with your child. Most of them do not require a lot of organization or preparation. There are suggestions for all four seasons. Activities include rock scavenger hunts, watching the shadows cast from moonlight, looking for signs of animals in the middle of winter, building nests, and much more. Most of the suggestions could be done in your backyard or in a large nature preserve.