Nurture Through Nature

Each chapter celebrates a variety of natural elements with practical ideas. A4, 100 pages. Includes Vision & Values, Relationships, Exploring environments, The way children use the environment. By Claire Warden

Nurture Through Nature

Explores young children's connection to nature and natural play (0-3yrs). Each chapter celebrates a variety of natural elements with practical ideas. A4, 100 pages. Includes Vision & Values, Relationships, Exploring environments, The way children use the environment. By Claire Warden

Nurture Through Nature

Nurture Through Nature


Nature and Nurture During Infancy and Early Childhood

Emphatically, it is more than the study of nature versus nurture. For example, a current research focus is the “nature of nurture,” the developmental ...

Nature and Nurture During Infancy and Early Childhood

This 1988 book uses quantitative genetics to offer a general theory of the development of individual differences, drawing upon the Colorado Adoption Project.

The Wild Journal

'Inspirational' Cara Delevingne Whether you live in a house or flat, in a rural or urban environment, this beautiful book shows how to harness the natural world around us and feel more grounded and rooted in our surroundings.

The Wild Journal

'Inspirational' Cara Delevingne Whether you live in a house or flat, in a rural or urban environment, this beautiful book shows how to harness the natural world around us and feel more grounded and rooted in our surroundings. The Wild Journal is a beautifully illustrated guide from leading florist and nature writer Willow Crossley. Guiding you through creative practical projects and therapeutic seasonal reflections, The Wild Journal celebrates the potential of nature to mend, heal and transform our mood. The simple, back-to-basics habits and small seasonal changes in the book can help everyone to counteract the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life. Wherever you live, there are simple mindful actions – from listening to birdsong instead of rushing on your commute, to collecting natural treasures such as feathers, branches, pebbles or pine cones. Willow shares her creative techniques for bringing nature into your daily routine – whether it's planting and potting, identifying wild flowers, trying your hand at beautifully simple flower arrangements or making your own essential oils and candles. There is space to record reflections and your favourite seasonal activities, as well as ideas for star-gazing, bird-watching, and so much more. Willow Crossley's creative approach is informed by an artistic eye and a life spent immersed in nature. From growing up in Wales where days were spent exploring outdoors and flowers adorned every surface, to living in France surrounded by fields of sunflowers, iris and fragrant lavender, nature has always been an intrinsic part of her everyday life.

Genes Determinism and God

... nature' or nurture', as if these were some reified forces struggling over the ... Nurture by Nature (Tieger and Barbara, 1997), Nurture through Nature ...

Genes  Determinism and God

Over the past centuries the pendulum has constantly swung between an emphasis on the role of either nature or nurture in shaping human destiny, a pendulum often energised by ideological considerations. In recent decades the flourishing of developmental biology, genomics, epigenetics and our increased understanding of neuronal plasticity have all helped to subvert such dichotomous notions. Nevertheless, the media still report the discovery of a gene 'for' this or that behaviour, and the field of behavioural genetics continues to extend its reach into the social sciences, reporting the heritability of such human traits as religiosity and political affiliation. There are many continuing challenges to notions of human freedom and moral responsibility, with consequent implications for social flourishing, the legal system and religious beliefs. In this book, Denis Alexander critically examines these challenges, concluding that genuine free will, often influenced by genetic variation, emerges from an integrated view of human personhood derived from contemporary biology.

Learning with Nature

... Nurture through Nature, I was able to look at the world through the eyes of a 2-year-old. It was a luxury to have the period of a year to really listen ...

Learning with Nature

Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains: A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they’re doing now and where to develop to be more effective. Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings. An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision. Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives. Claire Warden is an educational consultant with an international reputation for pioneering work in education and a focus on children’s connection to the natural world. For more details of her work visit www.claire-warden.com

A Sense of Place

He identified ten ways in which we connect with nature that can influence ... Natural Playscapes ✿ Claire Helen Warden's book, Nurture through Nature ...

A Sense of Place

Being outside and connecting with nature is key to young children's learning and wellbeing, especially in a busy, fast-changing and digitalised world. Outdoors, children can more easily connect to their bodies, and learn about themselves and others and how to be in the world. They use their senses to explore, understand and become mindful of the earth and the people around them. But how can Early Years practitioners best support young children as they engage with nature, while also passing on the values about the future of the planet? Annie Davy presents tried-and-tested strategies that support the wellbeing and learning journey of children through mindfulness, with a focus on learning outdoors and connecting with the world. A Sense of Place is an easily accessible guide that will make outdoor learning more interesting and fun, while also supporting children's development of resilience and resourcefulness so that they can survive and thrive in the world as they grow.

50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know

'The argument about intelligence has been about nature versus nurture for at least a century. ... Nature works through nurture, and nurture through nature, ...

50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know

In recent years knowledge of our genetic code has changed our understanding of life on Earth. New genetic technologies are transforming the way we live and promise treatments for otherwise incurable diseases. But these advances are also generating controversy, particularly surrounding issues such as cloning and designer babies. In 50 Genetics Ideas, Mark Henderson distils the central ideas of genetics in a series of clear and concise essays. Beginning with the theory of evolution, and covering such topics as the genome and how nature and nurture work together, he not only illuminates the role of genes in shaping our behaviour and sexuality, but also the very latest, cutting-edge developments in gene therapy and artificial life. Accessible and informative, 50 Genetics Ideas is a timely introduction to this young and ground-breaking strand of science.

Nurture Through Nature

Nurture Through Nature


Young Children s Personal Social and Emotional Development

Warden, C. (2007) Nurture through Nature, p. 23. Mindstretchers, www.mindstretchers.co.uk 4. Nursery World (2008) Government statistics on four- and ...

Young Children s Personal  Social and Emotional Development

With the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage, young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. This fully revised third edition of Marion Dowling's best selling book has been updated and expanded to include: - personal ,social and emotional development in children 0-6 years - an update on recent and current national developments which impact on young children's personal development - comprehensive references to the Early Years Foundation Stage - links to Early Years Professional Standards - research on brain development and links to young children's well-being and learning - aspects of work with children from culturally diverse backgrounds - multi-agency working, including Children's Centres, extended schools and communities Easy to read and including new case studies and points for practice this book is essential for students and practitioners.

Playing and Learning Outdoors

Nurture Through Nature: Working with Children Under Three in Outdoor Environments Claire Warden (2nd edition Mindstretchers 2012) – illustrated with many ...

Playing and Learning Outdoors

Playing and Learning Outdoors shows early years practitioners how to get the very best from outdoor play and learning for the enjoyment, health and education of young children up to age seven. Fully updated to reflect the current status and understandings regarding outdoor provision within early childhood education frameworks across the UK, this new edition facilitates the development of rich and stimulating outdoor play provision in any early years setting. Through making best use of the special nature of being outside, practitioners will feel confident in offering wonderful play experiences for all children. Playing and Learning Outdoors offers achievable advice and support, aligned with research-based approaches that are appropriate and effective for young children’s all-round wellbeing and development. This invaluable resource gives sound practical guidance for providing: play with water, sand and other natural materials; experiences with plants, growing and living things; movement and physical play; construction, imaginative and creative play; explorations into the locality and community just beyond your garden. The full colour third edition of Playing and Learning Outdoors has become the essential practical guide to excellence in outdoor provision and pedagogy for all early years services. This lively, inspiring and accessible book will help every educator to develop a truly successful and satisfying approach to learning through play outdoors for every child.

Natural Curiosity

Educating and Nurturing Our Children at Home Lisa Carne ... If parents could incorporate nurture through nature into their daily routines then this could ...

Natural Curiosity

Natural Curiosity is a warm and contemplative insight into one family's experience of moving from mainstream schooling to home education, and learning through the lens of nature and natural history. Since becoming 'unschooled', the two children have thrived on a diet of self-directed play and learning, amassing life skills, confidence, responsibility, and a vast array of knowledge along the way. This thoughtful book touches upon important themes in education and environmentalism, such as children's rights in schooling, the use and place of technology in learning, and the absence of the natural world in mainstream education. It gives a considered, balanced view of home schooling, interspersed with entertaining tales including constructing life-sized mammoth skeletons and living for a day as historically accurate Vikings. It offers an understanding of how this type of education works and what inspires the choice to pursue it.

How to Change Our Human Behavior

4.1 Nature versus nurture and nurture through nature Many instincts and impulses date back to our evolutionary history, and this evolutionary history is ...

How to Change Our Human Behavior

The knowledge regarding the biological basis of human behavior has grown explosively in recent years. We know that feelings and emotions are based on biochemical substances, and we know that our behavior is largely controlled by neurotransmitters in our brain and limbic system. It is time to translate the update of the modern life sciences into social interventions. “How to Change our Human Nature” gives more insight into human behavior and offers new solutions for behavioral problems, such as depression, stress, aggression, alcohol and drugs abuse and problems in sexual behavior. This book provides not only basic material for you as a person, but may also give support for anyone who has a job in education, welfare or politics. Part 1 discusses how biochemical processes work. Part 2 gives insight how we can change our human nature.

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development

Environmental programming of stress responses through DNA methylation: Life at the interface ... Nature and Nurture during Infancy and Early Childhood.

Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development

For developmental scientists, the nature versus nurture debate has been settled for some time. Neither nature nor nurture alone provides the answer. It is nature and nurture in concert that shape developmental pathways and outcomes, from health to behavior to competence. This insight has moved far beyond the assertion that both nature and nurture matter, progressing into the fascinating terrain of how they interact over the course of development. In this volume, students, practitioners, policy analysts, and others with a serious interest in human development will learn what is transpiring in this new paradigm from the developmental scientists working at the cutting edge, from neural mechanisms to population studies, and from basic laboratory science to clinical and community interventions. Early childhood development is the critical focus of this volume, because many of the important nature-nurture interactions occur then, with significant influences on lifelong developmental trajectories.

The Sandbox Investment

These findings are consistent with what's being discovered across the ... reference are nature through nurture and nurture through nature.3 That's why early ...

The Sandbox Investment

Listen to a short interview with David L. Kirp Host: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane The rich have always valued early education, and for the past forty years, millions of poor kids have had Head Start. Now, more and more middle class parents have realized that a good preschool is the smartest investment they can make in their children's future in a competitive world. As The Sandbox Investment shows, their needs are key to the growing call for universal preschool. Writing with the verve of a magazine journalist and the authority of a scholar, David L. Kirp makes the ideal guide to this quiet movement. He crouches in classrooms where committed teachers engage lively four-year-olds, and reveals the findings of an extraordinary longitudinal study that shows the life-changing impact of preschool. He talks with cutting-edge researchers from neuroscience and genetics to economics, whose findings increasingly show how powerfully early childhood shapes the arc of children's lives. Kids-first politics is smart economics: paying for preschool now can help save us from paying for unemployment, crime, and emergency rooms later. As Kirp reports from the inside, activists and political leaders have turned this potent idea into campaigns and policies in red and blue states alike. The Sandbox Investment is the first full story of a campaign that asks Americans to endorse a vision of society that does well by doing good. For anyone who is interested in politics or the social uses of research--for anyone who's interested in the children's futures--it's a compelling read.

Educating Young Children through Natural Water

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Educating Young Children through Natural Water

Coastlines, rivers and natural waters have a huge amount to offer young children, providing a unique environment for their learning and development. The environment and its almost daunting size touches something deep within the children and – surprisingly – the large space brings them closer together. This book provides a comprehensive guide to Natural Water School provision by exploring its special pedagogy, the organisation and management of the Water School session and discussing the learning environment and its implications for children’s wellbeing and development. It clearly explains the key principles of this recently developed, contemporary approach and sets out a framework for setting up and leading a Natural Water School programme. The book shows how the aims and outcomes of early years education, including the Early Years Foundation Stage can all be achieved within the Natural Water School environment and is supported by examples and case studies throughout. Full of practical suggestions and activities, it includes: Activity ideas covering topics such as wildlife, sensory activities, crafts, social development, physical play and construction in different seasons Unique teaching tools to observe and develop the children Ideas for working with children of different ages and learning styles Detailed guidance on health and safety including risk assessments Offering a sound historical background, a solid pedagogical framework and a step-by-step guide to Natural Water School practice, this handy text will help students and practitioners to fully understand this new and increasingly popular approach to early years education and how it can benefit the children they care for.

Learning through Movement in the Early Years

Warden, C (2012) Nurture through Nature, 2nd edition. Crieff, Perthshire: Mindstretchers. White, J (2012) Natural play: It's spring now – why not think ...

Learning through Movement in the Early Years

This concise and up to date text looks specifically at children’s learning through movement and the implications of this understanding for practice in early years settings. Movement is a fundamental way in which children learn, so it is vital that early years students and practitioners have a full knowledge of the subject in order to encourage and provide a range of sensory opportunities for the children in their care. The book begins by identifying early movements, examining their links to the brain and the benefits they bring. It looks at how to create movement spaces and opportunities within provision to support key learnings and then moves on to investigate two key issues: supporting children’s early writing and the different ways boys and girls learn through movement. Each chapter includes key messages, case studies to contextualise the issues and reflective questions to promote deeper understanding.

Story Formation and Culture

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Story  Formation  and Culture

Story, Formation, and Culture brings together a myriad of scholars, researchers, and ministry leaders into conversation about how we can effectively nurture the spirituality of children. Built around the three themes of story, formation, and culture, this volume blends cutting-edge research and insights with attention to how we can bring theory into practice in our ministries with children. The work of children’s spiritual formation is often a marginalized component in the church’s overall ministry. This volume seeks to equip pastors, leaders, and scholars with cutting-edge research and practices that effectively strengthen their ministries with children.

The Bravest Man in the British Army

Nature. or. Nurture? 'A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war. ... and is formed through nature and nurturethrough The Imperial Adventure, ...

The Bravest Man in the British Army

Today a new major joined us, a Herculean giant of South African origin with a quite remarkable disregard for danger.' _The Regimental Diary of The Kings Own Scottish Borderers, July 1915_'Brave as a lion, stubborn as a mule and as quick tempered as his Irish forebears, Kelly VC spoke out about Churchill's support of the White Russians in 1919. This is a well researched and lively read and brings to our attention an early Churchill folly.' _Keith Simpson_John (Jack) Sherwood Kelly, VC CMG DSO (1880-1931) was a formidable soldier. He fought in British colonial campaigns in the early 1900s, distinguished himself during the First World War at Gallipoli, the Somme and Cambrai, and, after the war, was involved in the British campaign in northern Russia in support of the White Russians. During his military career he achieved fame and notoriety for his mixture of heroic exploits and explosive temperament. In this meticulously researched and vivid biography Jake B. Liphuip tells Sherwood Kellys story and gives a fascinating insight into one of the most remarkable and controversial military men of the period. Kelly had a combat record going back to the 1896 Matabele Revolt. He was awarded the DSO for his exploits in Gallipoli in 1916. During 1917 he commanded 1st Battalion, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was instrumental in the early success achieved during the Battle of Cambrai for which he was awarded the VC. His later service during the British intervention against the Bolsheviks in 1919 ended in court martial and a highly publicized clash with Winston Churchill.

Outdoor Provision in the Early Years

... Nurture through Nature, Nature Kindergartens and Journeys into Nature, to enable people to work in a naturalistic way with young people.

Outdoor Provision in the Early Years

Outdoor education offers children special contexts for play and exploration, real experiences, and contact with the natural world and the community. To help ensure young children thrive and develop in your care, this book provides essential information on how to make learning outdoors a rich and valuable part of their daily life. Written by a team of experts in the field, this book focuses on the core values of effective outdoor provision, and is packed with ideas to try out in practice. Topics covered include: - the role of play in learning outdoors - meaningful experiences for children outdoors - the role of the adult outdoors - creating a dynamic and flexible outdoor environment - dealing with challenge, risk and safety - including every child in outdoor learning There are case studies of successful strategies in action, covering the Birth to 5 age range. Outdoor provision needs to be thoughtfully planned, well organised and appropriately supported by adults, and this book will help practitioners and students to lead good practice with confidence, so that they respond to the needs and interests of young children.