Monday, March 12, 2018

PODCAST: Beginning Birding in Early Childhood

Beginning Birding in Early Childhood

Beginning Bird Books and Activities--lots of great resources, such as the Audubon birds and books I mention

Growing Up Wild--curriculum for early childhood with some birding units

Flying Wild--birding curriculum for K-12, but can be adapted to preschool

I didn't talk about this beyond dress up/dramatic play in the podcast, but these wings (aff link) have been well loved. There are several different kinds, including butterflies. There is a lot of pretending to be birds with these. 

Check your local parks and Audubon Society to learn more

Our Feathered Friends Preschool Birding Curriculum

Migratory Bird Treaty Act for the US—easy explanation

Cannot keep birds nests, feathers, parts of birds in the US 
Want to take better birding pictures? My 8 yo son has been taking great pictures with this Nikon CoolPix P900! (off link) Photos by Carbon Gull--he is the 4 year old who got the Identiflyer and Birds of Indiana for his birthday! His list for our birding challenge is getting longer and he asks to go out many times a week! 

Teaching and learning about birds in the early years – A few ideas to for getting started; Ann Smith 2009 Teaching Science

For the Birds
Jan. 2008, YC Young Children
Russo, Calurciello, and Kelly

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird? –David Attenborough

April Pulley Sayre
Vulture View
Find it on Amazon: (aff link)
Woodpecker Wham
Find it on Amazon: (aff link)