* Pick the best materials for your child's age and learn to make your very own
* Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more
* Encourage artful living through everyday activities
* Foster a love of creativity in your family
Adventures, games and crafts to get you outdoors all the year round. Playing outdoors should be an essential part of growing up; developing your imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magic spell on you. In The Wild Year Book, Fiona and Jo have selected 70 of their favourite activities to help you enjoy spending time outdoors, season by season. Perhaps you'll want to play camouflage games in Spring and make enormous bubbles in the summer, challenge your friends to a foraging bake-off in the autumn, or create ice mobiles in the winter. With this book you will never be short of inspiration
Over 100,000 copies sold of Fiona and Jo's Going Wild series.
The adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' Daily Telegraph. Adventure is out there - you just have to go and find it These days children spend less time outside and more time in front of screens: computers, phones, games, television. This brilliant book provides inspiration for families to swap 'screen time' for 'green time' and shows how any family, wherever they live, can get outside and enjoy outdoor adventures together. Packed full of tried and tested outdoor activities, this valuable resource bank groups the adventures into themes including Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather, and each section has activities ranging in difficulty. From making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island, wherever you are, whatever age or ability, this book has the perfect adventure activity for your family. With sensible but enthusiastic instructions written by parents Tim and Kerry, and added remarks, advice and jokes from children Amy and Ella, this is the perfect book to get your family out of the house and adventuring in the great outdoors
The newest in our popular children's activity line for budding bird lovers
This informative field guide and activity book teaches kids about birds of all varieties, in the city, country, desert, or at the beach-because no matter where you go, you're bound to spot a bird Kids will learn about making the backyard bird-friendly, building a bird feeder, and creating their own bird watching notebook to record sightings, locations, information, and notes from the field.
From city birds (the Ruby Throated Hummingbird) to desert birds (the Red-tailed Hawk), kids of all ages will learn about common and not-so-common birds, with detailed diagrams and illustrations. With activities like how to grow a garden to attract birds and how to contribute to the care of the native birds in the area, this is the perfect book to get kids engaged with our feathered friends at an early age, and to encourage them to go outside and have fun while they learn
Fran Lee has illustrated and designed many books in the Gibbs Smith activity book series including Cooking on a Stick, Haunting on a Halloween, Riding on a Range, Wishing on a Star, and Putting on a Party. Fran lives in Los Angeles.
A handbook on exploring nature and enjoying the out-of-doors in city or country, including such topics as SOS signals, gardening, observing wildlife, kite flying, and fishing.
Carlson, best known as an illustrator of the Uncle Wiggily stories, created these delightful pamphlets of fun and entertainment for children. Each includes puzzles, mazes, and other pictorial challenges children can accomplish on their own.
Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even more joyful family experience. Creating a garden that invites wildlife opens up a wider world of nature for investigation, inspiration, and delight. Begin to see your yard from an animal's perspective; discover plants that attract colorful birds and bugs; embrace sensory experiences that native plants and creatures bring; and understand how your yard fits into the surrounding landscape. Along the way you will discover simple ways you can actively support wildlife in your immediate environment, no matter where you live. This family-friendly guide to wildlife gardening leads you on a path to discovery, where trees are transformed into bird and animal habitats, where sunny spots are revered for dragonfly viewing, and where your entire garden becomes an animal-welcoming kingdom.