A garden can be a place for discovery, creativity and fun, and a space that encourages children to enjoy and engage with the natural world.
Through 52 exciting family projects, this book inspires parents and their children to play and learn in the garden, with activities including nature trails, cooking, crafting and growing plants and vegetables.
Ex-primary teacher Matthew Appleby (author of The Allotment Planner, 2013) is the expert voice behind the book. Appleby has two sons and has tapped into his first-hand experience of parenting and teaching to devise these seasonal projects for every week of the year. The Children's Garden is the perfect companion for families looking to discover the magic and adventure their gardens have to offer.
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.
For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to speak to the way children engage with the world. These projects are not about what is produced in the end (although that part is fun too) but rather they are stepping-off points--activities that spark curiosity, an adventure, or an investigation. They're about the process of getting there. They're about the conversations that happen while making things together. They're about getting to know the world inch by inch. They're about exploring imaginary universes and running through real forests. They're about living in childhood . . . regardless of your actual age. They're about being a kid.
- A visual guide to the world of plants--what they need to grow, how to care for them, and more
- Grow your own pizza How to plant for a recipe, with fruits and vegetables in pots or a whole vegetable garden
- Pull-out activities, including a runner-bean growth chart, a Fruit Pairs game, Rainbow Taste Wheel (turn the dial to find out which vitamins are found in each fruit and vegetable), and four sheets of stickers
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.
In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun--building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.
The completely revised American Edition includes:
The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse*Making a Bow and ArrowFishing (revised with US Fish)Timers and TripwiresBaseball's "Most Valuable Players"Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers' DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S.NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American History
* For more information on building treehouses, visit www.treehouse-books.com and www.stilesdesigns.com or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles
"The Dangerous Book for Boys" with a fantasy twist
Ever wonder how to:
Improvise a wand?
Capture a werewolf?
Make a monster-catching net?
Why wait to be accepted into wizardry school to learn the answers? Packed with easy projects using everyday materials, this fact-filled activity book shows wannabe wizards how to craft unique creations such as their own wizard robes, play games such as vampire tag, master adventuring skills like mapping a monster-filled dungeon, and follow step-by-step instructions on how to "survive" almost any monster attack.
The fantastical fun never ends in this book that will inspire hours of imaginative play
* 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
The third book from the Meek Family, 50 Evening Adventures encourages families to make the most of their 5 to 9, those evening hours after school and after work. Here are simple and exciting ideas for spending time together out of doors, during the working week.
The book is divided into two main sections with ideas for places to GO, and things to DO. A shorter final section offers ten healthy and filling dinner recipes that can be made or cooked outdoors.
The enthusiastic, down-to-earth voices of former teachers Tim and Kerry Meek combine with remarks, advice and jokes from daughters Amy and Ella 'the adventure ambassadors our current generation of cotton-wool kids urgently need' (Daily Telegraph), and the book is illustrated throughout with inspiring colour photography.