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Early literacy and the environment

Early childhood professionals have long recognized the importance of language and literacy in preparing children to succeed. Early literacy plays a key role in enabling the kind of early learning experiences that research shows are linked with academic achievement, higher graduation rates, and enhanced productivity in adult life. Incorporating literature into nature, science, and environmental awareness curriculum strengthens your ability to help your child discover the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. This is just one way that environmental education is cross-curricular.

Drawing from the experience and recommendations of naturalists, childcare providers, and early childhood professionals, we have put together a database of books focused on a variety of nature-related topics.

Our book list is searchable by topic, age group, type of book, or keyword search. If there’s a title you think we should add let us know!

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