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Every nursery needs a garden : a step-by-step guide to creating and using a garden with young children

Author: Ann Watts
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences with plants, animals, soil, sand and many other natural materials. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children's overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools. Full  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Watts
ISBN: 9780415591300 0415591309 9780415591317 0415591317 9780203818497 0203818490
OCLC Number: 613423733
Description: xii, 131 pages, [16] pages of color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why do young children need gardens? --
How do we make a garden? --
Garden spaces for children --
What should we plant in our garden? --
Growing flowers and bulbs with young children --
Growing fruit and vegetables with young children --
How do we use the garden? --
What will we find in the garden? --
How can the garden support the themes and commitments of the Early Years Foundation Stage? --
How can the garden support the six areas of learning and development?
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"A garden can be a magical place for young children and offers them rich and engaging learning experiences with plants, animals, soil, sand and many other natural materials. This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children's overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools. Full of practical advice on how to develop, resource and use a garden area, this book brings together: Advice on planning a garden and how to get children involved Ideas for different areas e.g. wildlife area, sensory garden, music area, etc. Suggestions for what to grow and ideas for settings with limited space How the garden encourages open-ended play Clear links with the EYFS to show how a garden supports the areas of learning and development Suggestions and activities for all seasons Guidance on health and safety issues Written for all early years practitioners who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, this book is essential for those looking to further enhance their outdoor environment and fulfil the potential learning opportunities that a garden can provide"--

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