At Bluestem Environmental Education, we are proud to provide easy-to-understand learning materials for school children ranging in age from preschool, elementary and middle school. All of our learning materials are geared towards increasing the knowledge and understand of our natural world, cultural and living history, with the freedom to be creative. Martha Carver is a Head of School at Rock Prairie Montessori School, a trained Montessori guide, a Instructional Guide for Center for Guided Montessori Studies, a Montessori presenter and consultant and a Montessori parent and grandparent. Andy Carver is the artisan who fashions the games and is the shipping guru.
Naturalist in a Box: Work in the life sciences is very important for the healthy development of the child. Children will experience a rich vocabulary by using Naturalist in a Box with an introduction to words like carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, mammals, predator, prey, phylum and so much more. There are 18 different animals from the continents of the world. Exposure to ecology creates an understanding of how the animal kingdom is interconnected and the role of humankind. All children are capable of understanding these concepts with quality materials that matches their interest and motivation. Naturalist in a Box meets that need.
Historic Replica Games: Our hand-crafted historic replicas of Native, First Nation, Indigenous Games are easy and fun to use. Children and adults get a hands-on experience playing the games that are fun and teach important skills. These games can be used while learning about history and Indigenous heritage. By incorporating physical movement and coordination with a cultural unit of study, the games can meet academic, cultural and physical education goals. Lacrosse, Double Ball, Spear Hunting Game and Feather Darts are the historic replica games we offer.
New! A-Z Initial Sound Boards for Young Children: We have a line of initial sound boards suitable for toddlers and young preschool children. These corresponding object/letter boards allow the child an opportunity to experience the letter in a multi-sensory way, and to form a meaningful association of object, sound and symbol. Our initial sound boards feature high quality Schleich animals and other large objects. A child will use their executive function skills matching the three-dimensional animal with the exact picture of the same animal. The child says the first sound of the animal, traces the sandpaper letter and can match a moveable letter on top of the sandpaper letter. A developmentally appropriate material to learn initial sounds of the alphabet. A hand-crafted child sized tray is also available.
Contact us today to learn more about our Montessori and cultural materials or to place an order for the upcoming school year.