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ERIC Number: ED238529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 199
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-934140-20-0
Open the Door Let's Explore: Neighborhood Field Trips for Young Children.
Redleaf, Rhoda
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A