The folks in Dayton have formed a working collaborative as well! Hooray!
Here is a program Five Rivers MetroParks is doing. We’re sharing it in case it inspires anyone…
(Check out the full brochure HERE.)
Get Outside! Book Club
August 15-October 10, 2009
for preschoolers and their grownups.
Sponsored by the Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks
Think back to your own childhood…
Are some of your fondest memories of outdoor places and activities? Did you climb trees or play in a secret outdoor hiding place? Maybe you picked hundreds of dandelions, or enjoyed lemonade on a blanket spread on the grass. Did you pluck wild blackberries and plop them straight into your mouth? Experiences like these help your child develop mentally and physically and provide a broad foundation for literacy and science learning.
Young children especially need the diversity of nature and the outdoors. Here they learn to test their limits, experiment with big behaviors and develop a sense of wonder and curiosity. By participating in the Get Outside Bookclub and spending time outdoors with your child you are not only creating lasting memories, but helping to teach him or her to love and care for the environment.
Getting Started Is Easy!
This folder contains six bookmarks, each including a list of books that feature children interacting with nature. On the rear side of each bookmark is a list of suggestions to get you and you’re your child outside discovering together. Each bookmark represents a method to enhance your nature discoveries; exploring, sharing, creating, playing and observing! To earn all six stamps, complete a book and nature activity from each category.