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Nature's Playground

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Nature's Playground

Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors

By Fiona Danks; Jo Schofield

Chicago Review Press, Paperback, 9781556527234, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

Introducing children to the excitement of the natural world, this guide to outdoor adventure provides hours 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. Perfect for families, caretakers, and educators, this creative resource encourages children to turn off the television and play outside all year round.

About the Author
Fiona Danks is an environmental educator with experience leading field trips and running countryside playgroups. Jo Schofield is a commercial magazine photographer.

Praise For Nature's Playground

"Provides hours of inventive, exciting, and safe activities for children."  Treasure Valley Family

"Very helpful for the family in a slump and looking to explore the outdoors."

"The activities in this book get children outside all year round."  Circle Reader

"Highly recommend[ed]."  Grant County Herald

"Provides hours of inventive exciting and safe activities for children."