Spring signs are all around us! Here in Iowa,
we've already have seen flocks of robins and bluebirds. Cardinals and
chickadees are singing their spring songs. So, start thinking about those
April showers! For preschoolers, try these activities: Nature Tots-Earth
Day; Nature Tots-Birds, Beaver; Nature Tots-Eggs. For toddlers, try April
Showers, May Flowers; Rain or Shine; Over in the Garden; Over in the Forest;
Dandy Lion; Gone Fishing; and Over in the Pond.
Many of the activities on the KinderNature website are aligned with the
Multiple Intelligences learning styles. We have now compared the Multiple
Intelligences to Iowa's Early Learning Standards. Find this comparison
under Development in the Multiple Intelligences section.
Outdoor Explorations for Early Learners Blog.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has developed a new education resources
webpage and blog called Outdoor Explorations for Early Learners. Their
site has many activities, snack ideas, book lists, and many resources that can
help connect your children with nature. http://outdoorexplorationsforearlylearners.blogspot.com/
We want to hear from YOU!
We encourage early childhood educators to send “nature/science” activities that
have worked in the classroom or at home to IowaEE@outlook.com.
We’ll review them and give you credit on the KinderNature website.
We hope you will check out our links page, too. There are many other
exciting sites to visit!