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take your learning outside

At Wild Learning®, we believe that the outdoor environment is the ideal classroom for children. Our curriculums, Wild Math® and Wild Reading® use nature as a tool for learning essential math and reading skills. Research has shown that learning outside can increase attention, is more engaging, and is naturally hands-on and multi-sensory.

Wild Math® reimagines math instruction for the natural outdoor environment. Fractions are modeled using mud pies, place value is introduced with bundles of sticks, multiplication is introduced by examining flower petals, and games replace worksheets.

Wild Reading® leads children through structured explicit instruction in phonological awareness skills, phonics, high frequency words, writing, reading comprehension, language and other key reading skills. Outdoor and hands on activities such as, word squares, scavenger hunts, mammal search, sit spots, and word hopscotch make learning active, hands-on, and fun.

wild math grade levels

Build a solid foundation in numeracy skills through multisensory activities and math-inspired play.

Build fluency with addition and subtraction facts through hands-on outdoor activities and games.

Learn multi-digit addition and subtraction using place value stick bundles, number lines, and more!

Use plants, animal life, and natural materials to learn multiplication and division facts!

Learn to solve multi-digit multiplication and division problems using a variety of strategies and nature-based projects.

Conquer fraction and decimal operations (+ – ÷ x) and beginning algebra with mudpies, number lines, and place value sticks.

wild reading levels

Wild Reading® Level 1 takes beginning readers on a story-based journey following Matilda the Mouse and her adventures to the top of a marvelous mountain. Each week, the story highlights the week’s featured letter sound and is followed by lessons and nature-inspired activities in phonological awareness skills, letter formation, word families/phonics, common “sight” words, writing activities, independent reading practice using decodable books, and other key literacy skills throughout the week. Phonics skills are taught sequentially.

 

 

Wild Reading® Level 2 continues the sequential introduction of phonics patterns such as long vowels, vowel teams, and r- controlled vowels taught using multi-sensory activities that can be done indoors or out. Children begin each week reading, writing, and building words, then progress to reading and writing at the sentence level and then finally end the week by read a decodable book or nature story from the Wild Reader. Reading and writing activities are nature inspired, hands on and fun. Reading comprehension skills are a taught through reading  quality picture books aloud  to build background knowledge combined with discussion and activities.  Nature enrichment activities are suggested for each week and build background knowledge about the natural world.®

winter book club

cozy up with good book with the winter book club bundle!

 Units, activities, and more for 35 favorite winter books!

Spring Sale!

Save 15% on all curriculum 

Be ready for warm weather with activities and lessons from wild Learning!

 

 

Free webinar!

Join me and insideoutside.org for a free webinar about ways to teach math and reading in the schoolyard, neighborhood, and farther afield! 

There will even be time for Q&A!

Just released!

A new book from Rachel Tidd

 Take your students outside to learn math, reading, and writing! Utilize the schoolyard, neighborhood, and farther afield as a resource for teaching and learning. 

plant families unit

Brand New Unit!

Learn about 8 plant families!

Preorder bonus!

Get 85 outdoor writing prompts Free with your preorder of my new book 

Wild Learning: Practical Ideas to Bring Teaching OUtdoors!

 

 

it's a wild story

Hi there! We are the Tidd family, and we are passionate about outdoor learning! We love exploring the lakes and creeks in the Finger Lakes Region of NY.

Rachel Tidd is passionate about integrating the outdoors and natural materials in core academic areas such as reading and math. She is the author of the Wild Math® and Wild Reading® Curricula and the book Wild Learning: Practical Ideas for Bringing Teaching Outdoors (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2023).                                                                      Photo by Sara Tro

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