Go to the park or on a nature walk. Bring along a nature book with pictures of different animals, environments, etc.
Examine a nature book and talk about habitats in the book. Ask how the various habitats are different from a person’s home. How do different animal’s homes vary?
Notices many characteristic patterns in nature. The child talks about the differences between manmade and natural materials.
Actual engagement with aspects of nature is important. Books illustrate nature, but experiencing nature helps children understand and apply principles at a deeper level of understanding. Field trips and outings make learning come alive!
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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