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 multisensory.
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 features a year-long story about an adventurous mouse named Matilda, and leads children through research-based multisensory instruction in phonological awareness skills, word families/phonics, sight words, and other key literacy skills. Activities such as sound scavenger hunts, mammal search, tree study, and word hopscotch make learning active, hands-on, and fun.
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 engaging activities introducing phonological awareness skills, word families/phonics, sight words, and other key literacy skills throughout the week. Skills are taught sequentially and are practiced through nature-based and/or hands-on reading and writing activities.
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Hi there! We are the Tidd family and we are passionate about outdoor learning! We live in a log cabin in the woods near Ithaca, NY.
Rachel Tidd is the author of the Wild Math® and Wild Reading™ Curriculums and a leading proponent of integrating the outdoors and the natural materials in math education. She became interested in teaching and learning outside after watching her two children thrive in an outdoor forest preschool. Wild Math® has been used by schools and homeschool parents throughout the U.S. and the world. Rachel has written and presented about Wild Math® and outdoor learning in conferences, podcasts, and magazines.