Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Butterfly Sneezes

Part of what BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist is about is our focus on Education and Outreach. We are going to begin a series on the BFRAL Blog sharing some recommended educational tools to help you get your children outside, to let their natural inquisitiveness spawn learning!

A Guide for helping kids explore interconnections in our world through favorite stories
by Linda Booth Sweeney
For ages 3 to adult. Retail price is $14.95 
WHEN A BUTTERFLY SNEEZES, A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories. Sweeny. These 12 favorite stories help children develop key systems thinking principles. Each chapter focuses on one favorite picture book and reveals the systems principles inherent in the story. Also lists the general points for discussion, illustrates key concepts, and offers questions to spark conversation for both younger and older readers. Twelve stories in all cover a broad range of authors, themes, and literary styles. The book includes important tips, an introduction to basic systems concepts, and voices from the field of practitioners. Features a variety of stories for ages 3-adult—perfect for any parent or educator who wants to help children think about and understand the interconnections found in our world.

The recommended website to order these materials online is, you can also request a full color catalog free of charge that is jam-packed with great stuff kids love!

BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist does not endorse any political viewpoint, these resources are being brought to you as learning resources only.

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