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What can jellyfish, a bunch of grapes, or dandelions possibly teach us about designing early childhood classrooms? As it turns out, quite a lot! Inspired by Nature: Designing Play Places for the Littlest Learners explores how nature offers valuable and important lessons about transforming classroom spaces into places where infants and toddlers can thrive.
Discover what mushrooms can teach us about cozy hideaways. Learn what sea turtles can show us about wayfinding. Find out what lightning bugs can share about illumination. Squirrels and handwashing sinks? Yes, that too! Horses and learning centers? Of course!
With gorgeous photos and intriguing connections, Inspired by Nature: Designing Play Places for the Littlest Learners will help you see your infant, toddler, or twos classroom in a whole new way. Learn how to:
• make your classroom twinkle like fireflies.
• optimize storage space like honeybees.
• create a cozy environment like the forest.
• see from different angles like alligators.
There’s so much more to learn, so let the exploration begin!