It's time to rewild the child! This book of outdoor activities, crafts, nature information, and inspiration ties into the burgeoning interest in forest schools and "rewilding the child," with the aim of reconnecting children to nature and the outdoors. The book is divided by season, providing a year-round resource for families. While all crafts and activities are designed to be carried out outside, these are interspersed with factual pages about forest flora and fauna, which can be enjoyed at home or used as a field guide while out and about. A beautifully illustrated and informative title to spark children’s imagination and free-thinking. With forest school-themed crafts and activities for all seasons, outdoor exploration can be enjoyed twelve months of the year, always with something new to see.
|Publisher:||words & pictures|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.65(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 11 Years|
About the Author
After working for a decade as a magazine and book editor, Kris Hirschmann embarked on a 20-year freelance career writing books for children and young adults. She is constantly inspired by her own children, who let her see the world through a child’s eyes every day. She lives just outside Orlando, Florida.
Marta Antelo- graduated with a fine arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book that encourages children and adults to get out and enjoy nature. As noted in the foreword, "discovering the natural world should be a part of every childhood." This cannot be overstated in my opinion. Now, enjoy the summer, get away from the devices and see all that the world has to offer with this book as your guide. The book is divided by seasons, starting with summer and ending with spring. In each section, there are ideas of things to observe in nature from trees, to flowers, to critters and more. There are also lots of suggested activities. A few examples: Summer: Leaf types, What's in a Leaf?, Leaf rubbings, the Forest at Night Fall: Danger! Poison!, Nut Collecting, Fungi and Lichen, Migration Winter: Below the Ice, Slowing Down, Winter Treasures Spring: Signs of Spring, Sprouting Seeds, Flower Pressing, Rivers, Streams and Creeks. Also, Twig Racing, Plaster Casting The text is illustrated in a most appealing way. The color palette changes with each season. I highly recommend this book. Thanks to NetGalley the publisher for this read in return for an honest review.
I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This fun book has tons of information on just about everything you can find and discover outdoors! It is packed full of fun facts about the forest and all that can be discovered within it. Each bit of information is paired with cute but still rather accurate illustrations of the flora and fauna, making this the perfect book for adventure and nature-obsessed littles! Learn to identify trees, leaves, fungi, and more. Observe your natural surroundings and learn what to looks for on nature hikes, such as birds, deer, and even snakes. There's plenty to learn about wildlife, from their habitats and dens to their identifying tracks and the sounds they make. Split into four sections for each of the four seasons, this fun learning and activity book will keep you busy outdoors all year long. Activities include lots of fun things to do or try, such as tree leaf rubbings, building a lean-to, making ink from berries, and more. We reviewed the ebook version of this but am confident that the physical copy is just as amazing, and probably much easier to take with on outdoor adventures. The illustrations are well done with lots of details and there are plenty of activities and crafts mixed in to give everyone even more reason to spend time outdoors and respectfully observe and discover more of nature.