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Born to Be Wild: Hundreds of free nature activities for families
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Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need.Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space.Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two.Along the way Hattie talks to families, organisations and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature with extreme or inspiring results, and she introduces scientists, psychologists and other experts who explain why, as modern families, we should revive our waning relationships with nature, whatever age or stage we're at.

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Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space.

Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two.

Along the way Hattie talks to families, organisations and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature with extreme or inspiring results, and she introduces scientists, psychologists and other experts who explain why, as modern families, we should revive our waning relationships with nature, whatever age or stage we're at.

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      • content: Offers instructions for free outdoor activities that engage a child's imagination.
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      • content: A lively and endearing book... The photographs offer a work of art beyond their instructional nature.
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      • content: Nature and imagination are a potent combination, exposing children to all sorts of delights, and this book provides endless remedies to the indoorsiness of urban life.
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      • content: It's a fantastic ideas book with simple, easy to do, no fuss activities.
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      • content: Born to be Wild is rammed with unexpectedly practical ideas to help you and your loved ones enjoy time together.
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      • content: You can see why Hattie Garlick has written this book, her love for the outdoors and her passion for developing children's imagination are quite obvious.
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      • content: Born to be Wild is a lovely new book packed to the rafters with fabulous ideas.
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      • content: With this title nearby, even smartphone-obsessed kids will be clamouring to plan an outing.
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      • content: Who knew that a little pond dipping could be so much fun?
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      • content: The great thing about this book is that you don't have to be an amazing outdoor guru, you can be a total 'townie' and still be able to complete the activities... It is the perfect book to get everyone outside a little bit more and having oodles of fun.
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        Journalist Garlick, also a mother of two, provides simple instructions for hundreds of activities that parents can do with young children outdoors. This chatty guide is meant as a jumping-off point, as Garlick convincingly shows that wild places contain endless opportunities for fun. The photographs—depicting children focusing deeply on feathers, exhibiting plucky happiness as they galumph through a meadow, or sweetly embracing yoga poses—will make readers of all ages antsy to get started. Garlick begins with a basic toolkit, listing helpful ordinary household items (such as scissors, rubber bands, ribbons, and old cardboard scraps) and including general guidelines for “nurturing nature instead of knocking it about.” The activities are organized first by season and then by material. Spring, for example, includes numerous ways to play with grass (build a nest, make a grass crown, etc.), and the autumn season makes use of acorns and pinecones (build an acorn man, make a conker mobile). Some activities are quick fixes (e.g., roll down a hill); others require an afternoon’s time or a day trip to the beach. Nature and imagination are a potent combination, exposing children to all sorts of delights, and this book provides endless remedies to the indoorsiness of urban life.

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        Spring presents a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors, and with this title nearby, even smartphone-obsessed kids will soon be clamoring to plan an outing. Journalist Garlick joins with esteemed photographer Honey (National Media Museum, UK) to offer families a lively and endearing book on outdoor play. Beginning with the "Ten Commandments" for nurturing nature (respect wildlife, take your rubbish home with you, etc.), the text introduces four seasons of nature-inspired craft activities such as leaf puppets, bark photo frames, feather headbands, and a wood louse maze. Each section is subdivided into categories such as grass, earth, clouds, and sand and offers a "toolkit" of supplies needed for parents. VERDICT These projects will appeal to and can be adapted for all kids. The photographs offer a work of art beyond their instructional nature. Enthusiastically recommended.

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two.

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tableOfContents
Introduction
About us
Ten tips
The toolkit
The benefits
A kind of code of honour

Spring
Blossom
Grass
Earth
Rivers and Streams
Dandelions and Daisies
Air

Summer
Trees
Flowers
Butterflies
Shells and Sand
Feathers

Autumn
Hedgerow
Autumn leaves
Mud
Wind
Acorns
Mushrooms and moss

Winter
Puddles and rain
Evergreens
Snow and ice
Sticks and stones
Night

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