by Steph Scott and Katie Akers
Let’s Outside is the ideal book to take out and about with children aged 3 to 7. It is packed with original and simple outdoor activities, nature facts and woodland skills that can be used in all weather and will appeal to both boys and girls. Armed with this book, you can wrap up and go outside and find something to do whether you’re near the countryside or just a park or garden.
The book includes: Nature Rules (the best way to enjoy but also care for nature while outside); What you’ll need in your outdoors pack to take with you; Nature Makes (20 activities using things from your pack and the natural world around you), Games (10 fun outdoor games, for parents and children, which can be played in small and large groups, promoting turn-taking, attention and listening, imagination, role play, social interaction and nature knowledge); Out and Abouts (nature trails for each of the four seasons, watching out for four different flora and fauna; Skills (5 easily achievable skills for parents and children to learn together). Original and simple activities include making ’Enchanted Wings’ from a flexible willow stick and embellishing with feathers, leaves and flowers, making a stick friend, staging your own acorn Olympics and learn easy rhymes to help remember how to recognize oaks, rowans and maple trees.
Each activity is written with imaginative language that appeals to children and help fire up their own role playing and sense of fun. A great book to encourage young children to switch off the TV and go outside.
Extent: 160 pages
Illustrations: 240 photos and illustrations