Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators
- Fairness and accuracy
- Emphasis on skills building
- Action orientation
- Instructional soundness
This book is a hidden gem! Written by early childhood education veteran Marcie Oltman, it's a great introduction to developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood environmental education, which is a major theme of the Guidelines for Excellence. And as a bonus, it's available for free!
Natural Wonders was written especially for environmental educators and naturalists who are interested in learning more about how and why young children think and act. The guidelines offered will help educators design developmentally appropriate programs and activities.