Smorgasbord Reblog – #Pre-School Nature is the Greatest Teacher for Children by Jennie Fitzkee

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Jennie Fitzkeeis back at school and shares how valuable it is for children to spend time outside exploring nature and discovering new things for themselves.. Head over to the post to read the newsletter that Jennie sends to the parents including some great photos of children learning by experiencing.

Nature is the Greatest Teacher for Children by Jennie Fitzkee

Covid-19 has actually made teachers rethink how to best teach young children. At school, we decided that spending more time outside is better for children. We teachers all know the benefits of nature, yet the demands of what children need to learn, including providing opportunities for technology, have pushed nature aside over the years.

Not this year!

At last we are back to basics, the root of investigating and discovery. Thank goodness.

The erosion of outdoor play in schools, and also art and music, has been a thorn in my…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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10 Responses to Smorgasbord Reblog – #Pre-School Nature is the Greatest Teacher for Children by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. beetleypete says:

    I left a comment on Sally’s site, Jennie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Opher says:

    I would second that – Nature is the best teacher of all!

  3. Ritu says:

    Such a great post by Jennie💜

  4. Thats the trick! 😉 Learning near and with nature is always the best.Thank you for mentioning, Jennie! I have to excuse for another delay, because WP had denied sending me the info mail. Instead i got flooded with a lot of other mails. 😉 Enjoy the rest of the week. Michael

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