Nature Education With Young Children

Author by : Daniel R. Meier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
Total Download : 949
File Size : 41,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Now in a fully updated second edition, Nature Education and Young Children remains a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. Reorganized to enhance its intuitive flow, this edition features a Foreword by David Sobel and three wholly new chapters examining nature and literacy in kindergarten, outdoor play and children's agency in a forest school, and the power of nature inquiry for dual language learners. Revised to reflect the latest research and guidelines, this book offers a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual and social investigations that occur in early childhood. With a fresh framing of nature exploration in the context of our current educational landscape, this text is a comprehensive guide for educators and students looking to introduce and deepen connections between nature education and teacher inquiry and reflection.


Nature And Young Children

Author by : Ruth A. Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 135
File Size : 54,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.


Nature Education With Young Children

Author by : Daniel R. Meier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 789
File Size : 47,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Nature Education with Young Children is a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children's inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. The book’s guiding conceptual framework is founded upon the integration of four key ideas for effective and transformative nature education: • The power and value of equity and access to nature education • Effective teaching encompasses child development domains and integrates ECE curriculum • Children learn best through inquiry-based and child-centered teaching • Powerful teaching is founded upon teacher inquiry and reflection. Implementing nature study is one critical way that educators can integrate more science learning across the ECE curriculum and do so in an active, discovery-based manner. Nature Education with Young Children strives for an American version of what the Reggio Emilia educators do so well: creating a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual investigations that occur in classrooms everywhere.


Nature And Young Children

Author by : Ruth Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 34
Total Download : 356
File Size : 53,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Now in its third edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers practical advice on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. With fully revised chapters in line with recent developments to policy and practice, and brand new material covering Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, the power of pro-nature poetry and philosophical discussions, and children living in urban environments, this book reveals just how important nature play can be in the development of young children. The user-friendly chapters offer guidance on: alternative settings for nature-focused programs culturally sensitive approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in nature-based learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning environmentally appropriate practices integrating nature education and peace education health, safety, and risky play. Highly accessible, detailed and now extensively updated, Nature and Young Childrenwill provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also encouraging positive connections with nature.


Nature Based Learning For Young Children

Author by : Julie Powers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 19
Total Download : 798
File Size : 53,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Nature-Based Learning for Every Preschool Setting is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice nature educators to highly experienced nature educators in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, and deserts. It includes background information on a range of nature topics, reproducible parent newsletters, sample play-based lesson plans, guidance and health and safety issues related to nature activities, ideas for free/inexpensive equipment and materials and for big ticket items, ideas for family involvement, and connections to early childhood learning standards. Chapters are divided by nature topic so readers can dip in right away where they want to start exploring.


Teaching Green The Elementary Years

Author by : Tim Grant
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Society Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 80
Total Download : 639
File Size : 40,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.


Small Wonders

Author by : Linda Garrett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vermont Inst of Natural
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 885
File Size : 53,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A fresh and practical guide to exploring the environment with young children, from the creators of Hands-on Nature


Discovering Nature With Young Children

Author by : Ingrid Chalufour
Languange : en
Publisher by : Young Scientist (Redleaf Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 19
Total Download : 989
File Size : 53,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Trainer's guide provides workshop planning and materials.


Small Wonders

Author by : RavenMark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 44
Total Download : 864
File Size : 43,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Growing Up Wild

Author by : Council for Environmental Education
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
Total Download : 484
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.


Nature And Young Children

Author by : Ruth Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
Total Download : 870
File Size : 44,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : From adding richness and variety to learning, to redesigning a playground, this highly accessible text will provide early years practitioners with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in the outdoor environment with a focus on interacting with the natural world. Nature and Young Children contains many simple ideas on the type of materials that can be added to encourage observation, exploration and dramatic play, as well as guidance on what early years practitioners can do to help children meet early development and academic goals through outdoor learning activities. Relating to every-day early years settings throughout, the author of this inspirational text addresses topics such as: gardening with young children choosing plants for safety, variety and active learning making outdoor activities and play spaces accessible for children with disabilities involving parents in appreciating and developing the outdoor space and outdoor activities dealing with fears, safety and comfort issues. Presented in an effective way to develop environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviours, Nature and Young Children is recommended for all early years practitioners and students.


Spotlight On Young Children And Nature

Author by : Amy Shillady
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Association of Education of Young Children
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 461
File Size : 42,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "In this collection of ... articles from NAEYC's Young children, teachers of children form infancy through ahe 8 will learn about using nature education to address early learning standards ... and to encourage children's appreciation of the natural world"--P. [4] of cover.


Nature Preschools And Forest Kindergartens

Author by : David Sobel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 26
Total Download : 633
File Size : 52,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Everything you need to get started and succeed in a nature preschool or forest kindergarten.


International Journal Of Early Childhood Environmental Education Volume 6 No 2

Author by : Yash Bhagwanji
Languange : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 40
Total Download : 631
File Size : 44,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action, The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) publishes scholarly written works pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). Articles include book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives-all anonymously and expertly peer-reviewed. Articles in this issue include: Editorial Note: --Why are public school children still stuck inside? At a crossroad between teacher training and nature-based learning, by Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools, USAResearch: --The nature and nurture of resilience: Exploring the impact of nature preschools on young children's protective factors, byJulie Ernst and Michaela Johnson, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, and Firdevs Burcak, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey--Using picture books to enhance ecoliteracy of first-grade students, by Rani Muthukrishnan, Washington State University, USA--Investigating nature-related routines and preschool children's affinity to nature at Halifax Children's Centers, by Nazanin Omidvar, Tarah Wright, and Karen Beazley, Dalhousie University, Canada, and Daniel Seguin, Mount Saint Vincent University, CanadaConceptual/Theory: --The case for nature connectedness as a distinct goal of early childhood education, by Alexia Barrable, University of Dundee, Scotland, United KingdomBook Reviews: --Embracing more diverse representations of children in nature inspired books, by Carla Gull, Guest Book Edito


Inspiring Wonder Awe And Empathy

Author by : Deborah Schein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 42
Total Download : 789
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy offers a series of thoughtful practices for child care providers to nurture a child’s spiritual development—an extension of social-emotional learning. The book helps educators introduce young children to a system that begins with love and leads to a strong sense of self, ignites wonder and learning, and allows for the emergence of empathy that leads to personal wholeness. You can provide support and strengthen children’s self-awareness through deep connections, increased social awareness, and pro-social behaviors, such as kindness, caring, empathy, and reverence. Spiritual development moments help children to grow, explore, play, and ask big questions. Dr. Deborah Schein has been an early childhood educator since 1972. She has a BS in psychology from the University of Southern California at Santa Barbara, a master's degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University, and a PhD in early childhood education from Walden University. Deborah currently works as an educational consultant and teaches online early childhood graduate courses Champlain College. She offers workshops across the country for national movements and participates in webinars about the connection between spiritual development and nature education for young children. She now lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.


Promoting Climate Change Awareness Through Environmental Education

Author by : Wilson, Lynn
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
Total Download : 901
File Size : 52,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Addressing global climate change is a monumental battle that can only be fought by the leaders of tomorrow, but future leaders are molded through education and shaped by the leaders of today. While the pivotal role of education in spreading awareness of climate change is one universally espoused, equally universal is the recognition that current education efforts are falling woefully short. Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education stems the rising tide of shortcomings in environmental education by plugging a known gap in current research and opening a dialogue for the future. Targeting an audience of young scholars, academics, researchers, and policymakers, this volume provides a much needed dam of empirical evidence regarding the role of youth education in addressing one of the greatest challenges of our age. This timely publication focuses on topics such as building resilience to climate change, green learning spaces, gender issues and concerns for developing countries, and the impact of young adults on the future of environmental sustainability.


Young Children And The Environment

Author by : Julie M. Davis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 163
File Size : 45,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This second edition of Young Children and the Environment is a practical resource that illustrates the difference that early childhood educators can make by working with children, their families and the wider community to tackle the contemporary issue of sustainable living. This second edition has been substantially revised and updated, with a new section exploring sustainability education in a variety of global contexts. Researched and written by authors recognised as leaders in their own countries, this section provides readers with international resources and perspectives to further their teaching about early childhood education for sustainability. The text engages with new curriculum initiatives that have placed greater emphasis on educating for sustainability, and equips educators with the knowledge to teach this revised content. It remains accessibly written with ample case studies, vignettes and 'Provocations' to engage readers and provide insights into how early childhood education for sustainability can occur successfully in practice.


Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education

Author by : Wilson, Lynn A.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 391
File Size : 44,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Global climate change will alter the environmental forces of today and increasingly affect weather patterns, rises in temperature, and government policies for decades to come. To provide future generations with the knowledge and resources needed to develop solutions for these ongoing issues, current shortcomings in environmental education need to be addressed. Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education is a collection of innovative research on methods and applications for creating comprehensive environmental education programs that support sustainability practices and instruct students on a variety of topics including water resource management, disaster risks and mitigation, and issues surrounding climate change. Targeting an audience of educators, conservationists, instructional designers, administrators, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students, this publications provides practical applications and examples of integrating best environmental sustainability practices into education.


Teaching Compassion Humane Education In Early Childhood

Author by : Mary Renck Jalongo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 47
Total Download : 859
File Size : 53,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In response to highly publicized incidents of school violence, educators across the United States and in many other nations are seeking effective ways to prevent and modify aggressive and anti-social behaviors in students. One of the major recommendations of the research is that efforts to prevent cruelty need to begin early, during the early childhood years of birth through age eight. The focus of Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood is guiding young children to accept responsibility for and to be kind in their interactions with fellow human beings, animals and the environment. Although humane education is a relatively new concept in the field of early childhood education, professionals in the field are very familiar with many of the related concepts, including: promoting positive interpersonal interactions, teaching children the skills of self-regulation, giving children experience in caring for living things and protecting the environment. This edited volume is an interdisciplinary compendium of professional wisdom gathered from experts in the fields of education, child development, science, psychology, sociology and humane organizations. As the book amply documents, the concept of humane education is powerful, integrative, timely and appropriate in work with young children. Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood shows how it is possible for adults dedicated to the care and education of young children to balance attention to the cognitive and affective realms and, in so doing, to elevate the overall quality of early childhood programs for children, families and communities.


Social Justice Peace And Environmental Education

Author by : Julie Andrzejewski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 94
Total Download : 812
File Size : 45,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The concept of "standards" seems antithetical to the ways critical educators are dedicated to teaching, but what would "standards" look like if they were generated from social justice perspectives and through collaborative and inclusive processes? Such is the central question posed by the contributors of this groundbreaking collection on the interconnectivity of social justice, peace, and environmental preservation. Challenging education that promotes consumerism, careerism, and corporate profiteering, they boldly offer examples of a new paradigm for practicing a transformative critical pedagogy. Rather than just talking about coalition building within and across educational communities, they demonstrate how we might communicate from different vantage points and disciplinary boundaries to create a broader picture of social and eco-justice. Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education will be required reading for educators and students who want to envision and practice living, acting, and teaching for a better world.


Learning To Teach Young Children

Author by : Anna Kirova
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 508
File Size : 54,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Learning to Teach Young Children provides you with the tools to critically engage with the key concepts and beliefs in early childhood education theory and practice. The book is organized around ten propositions that are explored in relation to 30 key questions, for example: - What does it mean to honour children's right to be different? - What does it mean to learn? - How can images of childhood be used as frames for practice? Original comic-book style illustrations are used to explore key theoretical concepts in an accessible and engaging way. The book also includes a companion website offering overviews of the key concepts covered in the book, supplementary information and references, reflective questions and case studies to support your learning.


Early Childhood Activities For A Greener Earth

Author by : Patty Born Selly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redleaf Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download : 224
File Size : 45,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : More than 100 classroom activities to help children learn about and care for the earth Educate young children about the environment through experience and play. These activities encourage children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity, and joy for nature. Each chapter focuses on a common and important environmental topic—from waste reduction and recycling to air quality, weather and climate change, and energy reduction—and provides information to help you present these topics to children in developmentally appropriate ways. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth will help you excite children, engage families, and encourage your community to be green. Early Childhood Activities for a Greener Earth is a 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom winner!


Wild Things

Author by : Adkins, Kaye
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 359
File Size : 40,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.


Teaching Young Children With Disabilities In Natural Environments

Author by : Mary Jo Noonan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brookes Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 332
File Size : 42,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Evidence-based guidance on working with infants and young children with disabilities in natural environments.


International Journal Of Early Childhood Environmental Education Volume 3

Author by : Yash Bhagwanji
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 793
File Size : 43,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action, The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) publishes scholarly written works pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). Articles include book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives-all anonymously and expertly peer-reviewed. Articles in this issue include: - Note of Reflection: The Essence of Our Collective Work, by Ruth Wilson, Consulting Editor - The green bean has to be longer than your thumb: An observational study of preschoolers' math and science experiences in a garden, by Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Cara McClain - Betwixt the Wild, Unknown and the Safe: Play and the Affordances of Nature within an Early Childhood Education and Care Institution in Norway, by Gjertrud Stordal, Gro Follo, and Ingar Pareliussen - A Young Child's Perspectives on Outdoor Play: A Case Study from Vancouver, British Columbia, by A. Elizabeth Beattie - Children as "Solutionaries" Environmental Education as an Opportunity to Take Action, by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Nancy Luke, and William Van Pelt - Wild Beginnings: How a San Antonio initiative instills the love of nature in young children, by Deepti Kharod and Maria G. Arreguín-Anderson - Nature and the Outdoor Learning Environment: The Forgotten Resource in Early Childhood Education, by Allen Cooper - Children's Books and Resources by Review Brenda Weiser and Jill Smith.


Decolonizing Place In Early Childhood Education

Author by : Fikile Nxumalo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 11
Total Download : 658
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book draws attention to the urgent need for early childhood education to critically encounter and pedagogically respond to the entanglements of environmentally damaged places, anti-blackness, and settler colonial legacies. Drawing from the author’s multi-year participatory action research with educators and children in suburban settings, the book highlights Indigenous presences and land relations within ongoing settler colonialism as necessary, yet often ignored, aspects of environmental education. Chapters discuss topics such as: geotheorizing in a capitalist society, absences of Black place relations, and unsettling unquestioned Western assumptions about nature education. Rather than offer prescriptive solutions, this book works to broaden possibilities and bolster the conversation among teachers and scholars concerned with early years environmental education.


Educating Young Children Through Natural Water

Author by : Judit Horvath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 73
Total Download : 711
File Size : 53,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : 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.


Growing Up Wild

Author by : Project WILD (Tex.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 80
Total Download : 515
File Size : 50,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Educating Young Children Through Natural Water

Author by : Judit Horvath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 16
Total Download : 743
File Size : 40,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : 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.


Research In Early Childhood Science Education

Author by : Kathy Cabe Trundle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 82
Total Download : 923
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science and provides key points on effectively teaching science to young children. Science education, an integral part of national and state standards for early childhood classrooms, encompasses not only content-based instruction but also process skills, creativity, experimentation and problem-solving. By introducing science in developmentally appropriate ways, we can support young children’s sensory explorations of their world and provide them with foundational knowledge and skills for lifelong science learning, as well as an appreciation of nature. This book emphasizes the significance of teaching science in early childhood classrooms, reviews the research on what young children are likely to know about science, and provides key points on effectively teaching young children science. Common research methods used in the reviewed studies are identified, methodological concerns are discussed and methodological and theoretical advances are suggested.