An Environmental Stewardship and Earth Spirit CurriculumÂ for Preschoolers
Animal Helpers guides preschool children on a six-session exploration ofÂ environmental stewardship, using images of animals for inspiration. It uses guidedÂ visualization to help each child identify with a specific animal which embodies positiveÂ qualities and encourages the child to be her or his best self. The animal may continueÂ to serve as a meditation image long after the class is complete.
Animal Helpers uses sacred dance, storytelling, role playing, music, crafts, andÂ discussion to reach each child in her or his special learning and attending style andÂ teaches children about environmental stewardship by engaging in projects to helpÂ creatures of air, land, and water.
The central message of Animal Helpers calls all of us, no matter how small, toÂ work together to keep our Earth safe and clean.