ERIC Number: ED238529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Open the Door Let's Explore: Neighborhood Field Trips for Young Children.
Designed as a resource for teachers and parents, this guide contains activities to help children from 2 to 8 years old learn from neighborhood walks and field trips. Information is presented on: field trips as an approach to learning, learning processes of children, and techniques to make trips meaningful. Teaching material for each trip includes vocabulary words, activities, songs, poems, fingerplays, and a list of children's books. The 18 trips are divided into two categories: (1) The Wonderful World of Walks includes an after-a-rain walk, an animal life walk, a garden walk, a house walk, a shadow walk, a tree walk, a truck walk, and a windy-day walk; and (2) The Community at Large includes a trip to a bank, a car dealership, a construction site, a grocery store, a hardware store, a hospital, a lumber yard/building center, a restaurant, a school, and a service station. Suggestions are given for additional places to visit, field trips in reverse (resources which can be brought to class), and techniques for finding new resources. A section for teachers gives hints for happier trips, possible solutions for some problems, suggestions for safety-proofing the trip, sample permission slips, field trip planning forms, and an orientation list for volunteers. Concluding this guide is a list of suggested resources. (EM)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Community, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Field Trips, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Neighborhoods, Outdoor Activities, Poetry, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Safety, Word Lists
Toys 'n Things Press, Division of Resources for Child Caring, Inc., 906 North Dale St., St. Paul, MN 55103 ($8.95 + $1.75 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
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