Climate Change

Climate Change: Aesthetic Understanding In The Foundation Phase/Stage

Unless we care about the planet and feel an emotional connection to the natural world, we are unlikely to feel passionate about protecting it. This connection needs to be developed from the first day of school. Here Sue Lyle shares a range of activities that can be built into the school day for Nursery and Foundation Stage/Phase to develop aesthetic understanding.

Even in the Foundation Phase/Stage, children try to make sense of issues such as climate change. They are starting to get awareness that perhaps they should do something about problems. The focus of this issue of CTL is solutions to the climate crisis. If we are to protect the environment, we have to care about it. If you are working with the youngest children, the key task is to foster their aesthetic awareness and ecological understanding of the natural world and develop the language needed to talk about the beauty and wonder of the natural world. 

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