ERIC Number: ED405195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
What Can I Teach My Young Child about the Environment?
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This brochure provides information about environmental education for parents of young children by discussing a rationale for early awareness of our relationship to the environment. Also included is a discussion of the importance of the development of positive attitudes and feelings toward the natural environment. In order to encourage parents to begin environmental discussions and activities with their children, five recommendations are made. The recommendations are to begin with simple experiences, provide frequent positive experiences outdoors, focus on experiencing rather than teaching, demonstrate a personal interest in and enjoyment of the natural world, and model caring and respect for the natural world. Contains 10 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Outdoor Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
Note: Based on a 1996 ERIC Digest, "Starting Early: Environmental Education during the Early Childhood Years," written by Ruth A. Wilson, for the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, see ED 402 147.