Friday, April 13, 2018

PODCAST: Connecting Children to Animals

Connecting Children to Animals



Some ideas from Patty Born Selly (aff link) 
   




NSTAPosition Statement on Responsible Use of Live Animals and Dissection in the Science Classroom


Certified Wildlife Habitat:





Blogpost and Podcast—Loose Parts Nature Play Animal Play episode



Apps—Merlin Bird ID
Facebook Groups—IN Nature, Birding in Indiana, ICAN Learn Outdoors, Indiana Wildlife Photography, Insect Identification, Hoosier Herpetological Society


 




Article:
Scaly, Slimy Fun in Prekindergarten


Quote:
Cultivating relationships with animals, both real and imagined, is one of the best ways to foster empathy during early childhood. Children want to run like deer, to slither along the ground like snakes, to be clever as a fox and quick like a bunny. There's no need for endangered species here – there are more than enough common, everyday species to fill the lives of children. And the environmentally correct notion of not anthropomorphizing animals can be thrown out the window. 
  David Sobel





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