May brings us a greener and more colorful environment everywhere! Our vocabulary lessons are rich with words about nature; children not only learn words about their environment but learn to care for it.
Visit this page each week as we share helpful resources on vocabulary lessons related to nature.
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EARLY LEARNING MONDAYS
Visit this page every Monday to read our newest articles or view videos on early childhood education.
5/1/17 – Enjoying Play with Your Child
Exploring nature together with your family is an opportunity to enjoy play time with your child and to teach him/her about the environment. The National Wildlife Federation tells us that having your child spend more time outdoors is crucial in their development; it has great benefits on their body, mind, and spirit. VISIT LINK HERE
5/8/17 – How do we celebrate?
Celebrating milestones is an important notion for children to experience while they are growing up. Those moments give your child a sense of family and security but also an opportunity to teach him/her vocabulary. In this video, Zero to Three shows you twelve milestones in a child’s first year of life and how you can nurture safety and comfort. VISIT LINK HERE
5/15/17 – Growing our Food
This week, our lessons look into ways that we can teach our preschoolers about growing our own food. Today’s early learning article explains how gardening has a positive effect on your child’s learning development and overall well-being. VISIT LINK HERE
5/22/17 – Benevolent Bugs
What can you learn from a 5-year-old beekeeper about #bees, #pollination, and #honey? Watch this featured video from the Ellen Show to find out why this video has received more than 250,000 views on YouTube! VISIT LINK HERE
WORDS EXPLORED –
Nature, habitat, forest, moss, seed, twig, leaf, apple, branches, bark, tree, garden, flowers, celebrate, rain, seed, grow, insect, habitat, bee, metamorphosis, camouflage, observe, and magnify.
SESSION BOOKS –
Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book Hardcover by Britta Teckentrup
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
Who’s in the Forest? by Phyllis Gershator
The Barefoot Book of Earth Poems by Judith Nicholls and Beth Krommes
Tree by Brenda Teckentrup
The Amida Tree by Bonnie Ferrante
In My Tree by Sara Gillingham
SESSION SONGS –
Itsy, Bitsy Spider
1,2,3,4,5, I saw a butterfly
Ants Go Marching
I’m A Tree, I Have Four Needs
One Little Owl
The Leaves on the Trees Sway in the Breeze
The Green Grass Grows All Around
Rain, Rain, Go Away
John the Rabbit
Octopus’s Garden play-along
The Water Is Wide -lullaby
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