It's a Jungle Out There!: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kidsby Jennifer Ward, Susie Ghahremani
Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your gaze to the cracks in the sidewalk, the trees on the street, or the green spaces that your city offers. Become an urban birder, make your own man vs. wild observations, and discover the not-so-hidden pockets of nature in your neighborhood. For children ages 4 to 8.
Jennifer Ward is the author of I Love Dirt!, Let’s Go Outside!, and numerous children’s books, all of which present nature to kids. Learn more about her at jenniferwardbooks.com.
Meet the Author
Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous children’s books, all of which present nature to kids. Her award-winning titles have been featured in magazines such as Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Learning, and Foreword, and she has been interviewed and featured on national television and local radio. She is a regular speaker at conferences and schools across the country, where she instills the importance of literacy and the wonders waiting to be discovered in the natural world.
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As our populaton grows and more people live in urban areas, many find themselves without easy access to large wild areas. More and more children are growing up in cities without ever experiencing what most people think of as nature. However, nature always finds a way to prevail, and if you stop and think about it, nature abounds, even in the most urban of areas. In her book, It's a Jungle Out There!: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids, Jennifer Ward has suggested 52 nature adventures to be used with urban dwelling toddlers and younger preschoolers. As an ecologist, there were no gems of wisdom in the book. However, for someone less in tune with the natural world around them, this book might prove valuable as way for them and their young children to connect with the nature outside their door. Disclaimer: A complimentary copy was provided by Shambala Publications.