Snail Trails and Tadpole Tails: Nature Education for Young Children

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Bring exciting and innovative science to your program. These projects are uncomplicated and easy to do. Includes five comprehensive units, each focused on caring for a small creature throughout its life cycle: worms, tadpoles, silkworms, praying mantises, and snails. Stimulating suggestions for connecting the units with all parts of the curriculum. Includes stories of what happened in actual classrooms. Inspire children to learn about small creatures.

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Betty Phillips Tunick has a B.A. in Child Development with a specialization in Child Mental Health from California State University at Northridge. She is currently developing programs which encourage healthy mental and emotional development through individual and group experiences with the environment in natural settings. Ms. Tunick believes that experiences with nature can have important healing effects on the emotional wounds that children today suffer.

Richard Cohen has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and is Director of the Pacific Oaks Research Center in Pasadena, California. He has spend many years in the classroom with three- and four-year-old children, and several years teaching teachers. In his role at the Research Center, Dr. Cohen develops programs which help teachers of young children enhance their teaching ability and professional development. This book is the fruition of one of those programs.

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These are real-life adventures, not canned curriculum, and they offer teachers a wealth of practical information. -- Elizabeth Jones, Sr. Professor of Human Development, Pacific Oaks College

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