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Full of abundant information on habitats, flora and fauna, and nature exploration, this guide to outdoor activities refreshes with it’s plethora of photographs and enthusiasm about all manner of topics related to nature (I especially appreciate the section on famous … Continue reading
I don’t generally put the Bush family and connecting kids to nature in the same thought, but former First Lady Laura Bush has advocated for bringing children outside again and protecting wild spaces in Texas, where she lives (see here). So … Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities that Explore the Wonders of Weather
I am delighted to see this book come to fruition. For perhaps a year now I have been following the authors’ blog, Twitter, and Facebook page/group Mud Puddles to Meteors, as well as one of the authors on her own Instagram. They … Continue reading
“It’s easiest to imagine outdoor play on a sunny, warm day, maybe even on a beach with waves crashing and warm sand between your toes, but outdoor play is important for kids year-round.” So says Asia Citro of the website … Continue reading
This is a guest post from writer Bryony Angell of Seattle, WA. — BOOK REVIEW: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest by Julie Zickefoose (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), 352 pp. Hardcover, $28.00. Images courtesy the author/illustrator’s website (click each of them … Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at urban wildlife, farm animals, and growing green beans
I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their three new titles for Spring are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In Wild Ones: Observing … Continue reading
Sasquatch Books in Seattle has published a second edition of their guide to relatively easy hikes throughout Oregon. Seabury Blair Jr., The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon: The 85 Best Easy Hikes (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2016), 306 pp. Publisher’s description This … Continue reading
A new book from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK aims to get more families outside in nature (and thus later to have an interest in the protection of the environment). As David Sobel has … Continue reading
In The Last Child in the Woods (2005), Richard Louv brought the need to connect children to nature into the public conversation, introducing to parents, teachers, community partners, and policy-makers the term “nature-deficit disorder,” and described the benefits of nature … Continue reading
I like nature books that are intended for kids to immerse themselves in – ones that they can pick and choose which pages to be particularity interested in at a certain time. Outside is just such a book: Maria Ana Peixe Dias … Continue reading