Children, Pelicans, Planets: Bobcat Magic Monochrome

Children, Pelicans, Planets: Bobcat Magic Monochrome

by keith nelson

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This book provides content about Nature that adults can read out load to young children and can read and share with other adults. Remarkable, surprising stories of adventure in nature and all kinds of animals. Also rich with photographs. An emphasis upon stewardship of Nature, improving habitat for diverse species. Adults of all stripes, teachers, children of all ages might peek.

Surprise, delight, and amazement may await you. Readers also may feel itches toward actions that increase their contacts with nature and the quantity and quality of their children's participation with nature. Among the likely impacts of Children, Pelicans,Planets: Bobcat Magic Monochrome on readers and in turn on their friends and children are these--

• Setting aside more time to enter nature
• Heightened attention to details in a wide range of contexts
• New awareness of the potential for the seemingly familiar to surprise,
reorient, and touch us
• Feeling the threads of how nurturing the planet resonates with nurturing our

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013976115
Publisher: Super Impact Images Press
Publication date: 02/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Keith Nelson has deep interests in the environment, photography and painting, and basic and applied research on how children learn

College in the East, at Harvard, then led to a Ph.D in Psychology from Yale and a continuing career in studying children and teaching Psychology. Keith's work crosses boundaries between Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Communication Disorders, Linguistics, Art Education, and Cognitive Psychology. The heart of his research concerns the developmental processes behind significant advances by children in every area of communication. Spoken language, sign language, reading and writing, and art have all been examined both in typically developing children and in children with varied kinds of delays. Basic research has been translated into new procedures for helping to accelerate developmental progress in children with autism, language delay, dyslexia, and deafness. The complexity of change processes in children and in the learning contexts we provide for them is seen by Dr. Nelson as highly similar to the dynamics of change in ecological systems, in animal and plant life cycles and speciation, and in the changeable relationships of people to the natural world.

Looking to the natural world helps to create awareness of patterns that are relevant to anyone's daily life. These natural patterns serve also as a catalyst toward innovations in how we see children and strive to create new arrangements of conditions to better support their progress in critical areas of communication and thinking and spirituality. For Keith, nature patterns have also greatly influenced his work in abstract painting, sculpture, and photography. These art creations have appeared in galleries and arts festivals. As an adult he has traveled widely and engaged in all sorts of activities that bring him close to nature--ocean sailing, hiking, meditating in natural settings, camping, introducing children to nature experiences, nature photography, fishing, farm operation, political action to preserve wild spaces, and just sitting and doing "nothing".

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