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5 Books for Getting Your Kids Outside

Do your kids appear to have developed suction cups on their bottoms? Could your child easily be mistaken for some sort of plant – perhaps Couchia Potatola? Do your children cringe in fear at the sight of the sun? One of these books may hold the cure!


Amazon Says: What ever happened to free time? Today's kids are plugged in, turned on, and pitched to—with no time or space to feed the birds, collect star dust, or watch the tide come in more...
Amazon Says: What ever happened to free time? Today's kids are plugged in, turned on, and pitched to—with no time or space to feed the birds, collect star dust, or watch the tide come in. Here's a simple way to give kids those out-of-door experiences that shape childhood, create memories, and forge lifelong bonds with nature and family.Chock full of 120 activities to play and projects to make, GO OUTSIDE! provides year-round fun for urban, suburban, and rural kids alike. Step-by-step directions and detailed black and white photos will inspire young adventurers to create luxurious leaf crowns and crazy compasses or to spend afternoons filled with silly snow paint and riotous pool relays. Let GO OUTSIDE! open the door to a world of free, unstructured playtime! Sidebars give insight into natural science topics linked to the activities Fun projects and activities targeted for all four seasonsReviews“GO OUTSIDE! offers many hours of fun for kids and will be a welcome resource for scout leaders, parents, teachers and adults . . .” —Chicago Parent less...
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Amazon Says: Winner of the iParenting Award. With more than 125 activities, Science Adventures opens up a world of exploration through nature activities in urban, suburban, or rural sett more...
Amazon Says: Winner of the iParenting Award. With more than 125 activities, Science Adventures opens up a world of exploration through nature activities in urban, suburban, or rural settings. From Big Step Measuring and Rocks That Write to The Ant Restaurant and How Far Can You Squeeze a Squirt?, the engaging activities in Science Adventures make exploring the environment fun and easy!The authors have adapted the kindergarten science standards set by the National Academy of Sciences to make them developmentally appropriate for preschool children. Each chapter focuses on one of these standards, and the activities within each chapter progress from simple to more complex. Many of the activities feature suggestions for including families, adaptations for English language learners, modifications for children with special needs, or appropriate ways to use technology with young children. The activities also incorporate assessment components and ways to relate topics across curriculum areas.Chapters Include:Looking, Listening, and Learning: The Beginning of Science Ramps, Wheels, and Wings: Learning About the Physical World Bugs, Birds, and Blossoms: Learning About Living Things Soils, Shadows, and Sunshine: Learning About Earth and Weather Weighing, Working, and Watching: The Tools of Science less...
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