Outdoor School Essentials: Survival Skills is your must-have companion to the wild These pocket-sized books from Odd Dot have quick references for what you need to know while on your next outdoor adventure.Flip through for simple diagrams and full-color illustrations on pitching tents, making a fire, first-aid, poisonous plants, dangerous animals, and more. Made of durable Tyvek material, these books are meant to last through any adventure Waterproof and tear-proof makes these the perfect pocket-sized trove of information for kids to take outside. They're also 100% washable and 100% fun Easy to digest at a glance, these travel-friendly books are made even more beautiful with full-color, vintage-inspired art and highly visual diagrams.
The Best Sensory Bins for Endless Creative PlayEngage your child in hours of play with Mandisa Watts's colorful collection of sensory bin activities that aid with memory formation, language development, problem-solving skills and more. Perfect for toddlers from eighteen months to three years old and beyond, each bin makes use of materials you already have at home and helps reignite your kids' interest in toys long forgotten. Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won't even know they're getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count. With setup instructions, details on how to guide your child through each activity, suggestions for what to talk about with your child as they play and other useful tips, Mandisa gives you all the information you need for creative sensory activities your kids are bound to love.
Slacklining, edible bugs, tarp surfing, and more In this awesome follow-up to the hugely popular Handy Dad, extreme sports athlete and TV host Todd Davis gathers more than 30 projects and activities sure to get kids outside and entertained for hours. With easy-to-follow instructions, helpful photographs, and detailed line illustrations, Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors is packed with all the essentials. From simple campsite know-how to more ambitious building projects (tepee anyone?), plus a few pranks for good measure, this book has something for every family and every place--be it the back country or the backyard.
Divorce is never easy, not for parents and especially not for children. More than 20 years ago, celebrated author Kathy Stinson wrote in a positive way about the confusion, insecurity, and sorrow experienced by young children whose parents have separated. Since then, Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore has brought comfort to countless families dealing with this difficult issue. This critically acclaimed best-seller, reprinted 15 times, now returns with fresh new illustrations and updated text. For the young girl of the story, splitting time between parents has its ups and downs. She likes the elevators and garbage chutes of mom's city apartment, but the horses near dad's country home are great, too. Not knowing where she'll be for holidays is hard. Even so, she is comforted knowing that each parent still provides the same love and caring--just not together anymore. Sensitively told and featuring reassuring illustrations, Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore offers children a gentle entry into an upsetting subject.
Let writer and gardener Jeff Hutton show you and your kids how to grow your own food and your favorite flowers, attract butterflies, create crafts, and more. Teach your children how to start garden seeds indoors as well as how to prepare soil, plant seeds, and transplant seedlings. Additionally, there are over a dozen fun recipes and instructions for making stepping stones, decorating egg carton planters, planting a sunflower maze, and much more. Parents and children are sure to have a blast in the garden all year round
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Illustoria's first issue with McSweeney's, this food themed issue features recipes for grapefruit, appreciations of potato chips, guides to the diets of literary giants, contributions by Tunde Olaniran, Mar Hern ndez, Chef Tamearra Dyson, Brian McMullen, Hein Koh, and more.Illustoria is the beloved print magazine for creative kids and their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 4 -12 and the young at heart.
Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.Praise for Illustoria
"This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books."
- Cece Bell, author of El Deafo
"It's a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line."
- Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude . . . offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses."
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"Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would've loved to have growing up."
- Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine
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.
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.
Camp, explore, hike, discover, learn woodcraft--get outdoors and be at home in nature all through the yearThere's so much to do and discover with this truly Handy Book as a guide. Written for children in 1882, and valuable for kids or adults today, the author suggests projects, crafts, plans, games, and schemes for camping trips, hikes, or the backyard. It contains plans for 16 kinds of kites and hot-air balloons and fishing tackle, how to make and stock an aquarium, to construct a water telescope and how to camp out without a tent. Or in a hut made from pine boughs. How to build 10 kinds of boats, including a flatboat with a covered cabin. Iceboats, too. Squirt guns with astonishing range and authority. One-person canoes. Bird calls. Learn to teach a dog to retrieve. And much more. Daniel Carter Beard was a founder of the scouting movement in America and wanted kids to enjoy the out-of-doors as much as he did. In his books, Beard helped preserve invaluable folkways that can instill self-reliance and a deeper appreciation of nature--all while having a world of fun. This is truly a book for all ages--including adults.