Nature preschool, anti-bias curriculum, free play, sense of place
Preschool is an age when many things are yet to be discovered. This capstone presentation engages the public in what free play in nature is like. Often as adults, we lose our ability to think with our imagination first. Preschool aged children can lose this ability as well if they are not allowed the time to explore freely. More importantly, they can lose the opportunity to develop a sense of place making it less likely that they will feel connected to nature. It is also pertinent that children of this age are introduced to the many differences and similarities that make our species human as well as what makes every other species unique. Therefore, this presentation proposes that all preschools can include time out in nature that encourages free play and a curriculum around anti-bias pedagogy.
Newell, H. E. (2018). Braiding Identities in Nature through Preschool. Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays, 3(1). Retrieved from https://cedar.wwu.edu/s2ss/vol3/iss1/9
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