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Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors
by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield
Do you ever feel frustrated, not knowing what to do with the kids, or unable to get them to go outside? Sometimes we all need a fresh idea, a spark to get things rolling. Nature's Playground is full of simple and innovative ideas to get kids outdoors.
This guide to outdoor adventure is chock full of creative, safe, and fun activities. Children will learn how to build a den from branches, make twig boats to sail across a pond, and voyage through the backyard to find tiny insects and creatures. Activities include invigorating games, natural crafts, and lively adventures, all of which are organized by season. An additional chapter also addresses safe activities for children after dark.
In many ways, Nature's Playground is a guide to engage kids in the imaginative play that children used to do, back before the rise of electronic media. Somehow, we just need a little reminding to see the obvious these days. Keep the book handy for those moments of need. Flip through the pages and look at the pictures for a quick reminder, then take the kids and head outside. 192 pages. Chicago Review Press. 2007. ISBN: 978-1556527234.
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