|Posted by Charles Fischer on September 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM|
Coyote's Guide is an amazing book for anyone who wants to help children connect with nature. There are numerous activities that can be be done in almost any setting. The guide goes through hazards, catchables, mammals, trees, birds and much more.
The essential routine is known as the sit spot, where the student finds a special place to sit in as much as possible and observe nature. By sitting in the same spot, you first begin to appreciate the major changes in nature, such as temperature, lighting, bird activity and so on. As awareness increases, you can begin to see the micro changes that constantly surround us.
This book is a must-have for teachers, parents and mentors who want their children and students to engage with the outdoors. Read more about the new second edition here.