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PLT Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood and music CD-ROM, winner of 2011 Teachers' Choice Award from Learning Magazine, was developed using the tenets of early childhood education as outlined in the Natural Wonders: Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators.This link leads to an external site.

graphic: Cover of Book and CDActivities in the guide have been correlated to both the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. external link and National Association for the Education of Young Children Standards This link leads to an external site. are modeled on the principles of free choice, hands-on learning, and open-ended activities for ages 3 to 6.

The book contains 11 activities that are arranged in three themes: Senses, Seasons, and Getting to Know Trees. The CD-ROM contains 11 tracks of music to accompany each activity.

The only way to get this book and CD-ROM is to attend a PLT workshop.


Activity overview

1. The Shape of Things

Children exploring shape of things

2. Sounds Around

3. Get in Touch with Trees

photo: Child playing in leaves

4. We All Need Trees

5. Signs of Fall

photo: Sign of Fall poster

6. Evergreens in Winter

Child smelling pine needles

7. Bursting Buds

8. Adopt a Tree

9. To Be a Tree

10. Trees as Habitats

11. Three Cheers for Trees