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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: “An excellent collection of creative activities....Full-color photographs show a wide variety of children in action....Safety is stressed throughout...fun, engaging text is more...
Amazon Says: “An excellent collection of creative activities....Full-color photographs show a wide variety of children in action....Safety is stressed throughout...fun, engaging text is well written....Pair it with the author’s Zany Rainy Days...to keep youngsters busy year-round.”—School Library Journal. Winner of the Disney Adventures Book Award. less...
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Amazon Says: There is a movement upon us and it's full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment r more...
Amazon Says: There is a movement upon us and it's full of parents who refuse to let their children become a statistic of childhood obesity, and who understand the fate of the environment rests with connecting their kids with the outdoors. Outdoors Parents, Outdoor Kids shines a much needed headlamp on helping parents accomplish this and more. With an informative and entertaining look at biking, camping, swimming, paddling, snowsports, hiking, fishing, climbing and more, award-winning author Eugene Buchanan extends parents a helping hand in getting their kids outside and instilling in them a respect for their health and the environment. It's a set of training wheels for first-time parents and an essential guide for hair-pulling veterans. less...
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Amazon Says: Make it Wild! shows how children can enjoy the endless opportunities offered by wild places. Looking at what nature has to offer, they explore the potential of diverse raw mat more...
Amazon Says: Make it Wild! shows how children can enjoy the endless opportunities offered by wild places. Looking at what nature has to offer, they explore the potential of diverse raw materials such as snow, leaves, and sticks and suggest how to work with them. The book demonstrates how to use nature's free, renewable resources to make anything from a clay monster to an ice lantern or flaming balloons. Making things outdoors involves creativity and imagination, as well as learning how to solve practical problems, how to work together, the need to see a process through from start to finish, and the safe use of potentially dangerous tools — all of which help children acquire the skills they need to cope with the world and develop a commonsense understanding of the way it works. less...
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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: 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 more...
Amazon Says: 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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