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


Scaly, Slimy Fun in Prekindergarten

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

Identiflier (aff link)