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by Marla Olthof,Karen Midden,Sara Starbuck


Sara Starbuck: Sara Starbuck, EdD, is an associate professor in the .

Marla Olthof: Marla Olthof has nearly a decade of experience teaching toddlers and preschoolers and has trained a variety of teachers in a multitude of settings, including undergraduate practicum experiences and student teaching, at Southern Illinois University and the Purdue University Calumet Head Start Resource Center

Gardening with Young Children (Hollyhocks and Honeybees). As an early childhood educator, I was excited to read this book. I was looking forward to new, imaginative ideas for my students' garden projects, which the three southern Illinois authors promised in their introduction.

Gardening with Young Children (Hollyhocks and Honeybees). Instead--I was startled by the utter lack of imagination I found in this book. Plans for a dinosaur garden, sensory garden, and bird/butterfly garden are old news and have been around for decades in early childhood education.

Hollyhocks and Honeybees : Garden Projects for Young Children

Hollyhocks and Honeybees : Garden Projects for Young Children. by Karen Midden, Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof.

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Gardening with Young Children. This book encourages early childhood professionals to garden with children and provides information on why and how to incorporate gardening projects in any learning environment. It also explains the expansive learning opportunities that come with gardening.

From Hollyhocks and Honeybees:Garden Projects for Young Children by Sara Starbuck, Marla Olthof, and Karen .

Reprinted with permission of Redleaf Press, St. Paul, MN; ww. edleafpress. Topics: Outdoor Classroom, Gardening with Children. Marla Olthof is an early childhood consultant with nine years of classroom experience, including five years as a master teacher at the Child Development Laboratories at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Karen Midden is an associate professor of plant soil and general agriculture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Chapter 1 of the book, "Why Garden?" details the benefits of gardening for young children, describes the project approach used, discusses the role of the teacher, and presents procedures for developing a "gardening" topic web. Chapter 2, "Engaging Children in Gardening," describes ho. . Chapter 2, "Engaging Children in Gardening," describes how to foster personal investment and common knowledge, engage children in the process of discussing what they know about gardens and what they want to learn, plan fieldwork, choose garden themes, and document children learning throughout the project.

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Starbuck, Sara; Olthof, Marla; Midden, Karen. Children are drawn to nature and the outdoors. This guide details the inclusion of gardening in the preschool curriculum at a university child development program in Illinois

Starbuck, Sara; Olthof, Marla; Midden, Karen. This guide details the inclusion of gardening in the preschool curriculum at a university child development program in Illinois. Chapter 1 of the book, "Why Garden?" details the benefits of gardening for young children, describes the project approach used, discusses the role of the teacher, and presents procedures for developing a "gardening" topic web.

Starbuck, Sara, Marla Olthof, and Karen Midden. Hollyhocks and Honeybees: Garden Projects for Young Children. St. Paul: Redleaf, 2002. Personal Information. At a time when more children spend their days trapped indoors than ever before and the country finds itself in the middle of an obesity epidemic spiraling out. of control, Kelly Johnson's book is exactly what we need at this very critical moment to reconnect children to the wonder of nature and the magic of the garden.

This practical guide introduces teachers--with or without green thumbs--to the rich learning opportunities found in gardening with children. Learn how gardening provides a full curriculum, incorporating language and literacy, science and math, social sciences, and the arts, as well as physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Covers everything you need to know about planning, preparation, plant selection, growing zones, and pest control. Includes sample garden designs, recipes and activities, ideas for parent and community involvement, and resource list.
Light out of Fildon
This book was written by three women who developed a garden for young children in southern Illinois. They offer lots of ideas and suggestions, mostly based on their experience. The reader feels that they have been through it all - applying for grants, working around bureaucracy, being allotted an awkward piece of land, searching for donations. And they have come up with a valuable guidebook that starts by answering the question "Why Garden?"
The second chapter deals with engaging children in gardening and the book then goes on to planning and building a garden, working with children in the garden, frequently asked questions and a great section on universal garden learning experiences that can be undertaken in any garden. These are really valuable to anyone teaching a child a love of plants and gardening.
The book ends with some recipes for eating what has been grown, and generous lists of references and resources.
This is by far the most useful book on gardening with children that I have found. It is comprehensive and leads the reader from concept, through the challenges to the many valuable learning experiences involved in gardening with children.
Otrytrerl
As an early childhood educator, I was excited to read this book. I was looking forward to new, imaginative ideas for my students' garden projects, which the three southern Illinois authors promised in their introduction.
Instead---I was startled by the utter lack of imagination I found in this book. Plans for a dinosaur garden, sensory garden, and bird/butterfly garden are old news and have been around for decades in early childhood education. I am still amazed that the authors took credit for ideas that have been around for so long. While there were some valuable garden tips from the third author (Midden), I found the teaching tips from the first two teachers/authors (Starbuck and Olthof) truly awful and cumbersome in design.
Finally, I liked the idea of providing recipes that would be derived completely from the children's gardens. I was again aghast that the recipes (such as basil tomato tart, basil cream pasta, marigold cheesecake and chive potato pancakes) had almost NO ingredients from the children's gardens! The pancakes recipe only had chives from the gardens, and the marigold cheesecake recipe had only two teaspoons of marigold petals and some lemon balm leaves. Why not come up with some creative ideas for recipes that the children can cook? All four of these recipes, which I found from other sources and which are NOT the authors' original recipes, are complicated even for adults.
It would be nice for these teachers to put on their thinking caps and make this book child- and educator-friendly. I am not sure of the audience intended by these authors, but it certainly isn't my students and it most certainly isn't me or the parents with whom I work.
Other books in this area are much better than the Starbuck et al book---these include "Beyond the Bean Seed" (which is a fabulous book much more in tune with the needs of educators, parents and children) and "The Children's Kitchen Garden."
Don't waste your money on the Starbuck et al book. It is uncreative, poorly written and loosely based on other books that do their job a hundred times better.
DarK-LiGht
This is a wonderful book for not only teachers but for parents too. I found it to be a useful book on gardening with my children.
Hollyhocks and Honeybees: Garden Projects for Young Children ebook
Author:
Marla Olthof,Karen Midden,Sara Starbuck
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Redleaf Press (July 1, 2002)
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