Nature Almanac: Great Outdoor Discoveries and Activities for Parents and Kids

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Parents frequently hear that the best way to make learning fun for children is to give them open-ended activities that start as simple ideas and develop according to the child's interest and ability. The Kids' Nature Almanac is a month-by-month guide that can help parents and young children understand nature and explore science. This delightfully creative book includes 68 quick and easy outdoor activities that cover each of the seasons. Some of...

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Overview

Parents frequently hear that the best way to make learning fun for children is to give them open-ended activities that start as simple ideas and develop according to the child's interest and ability. The Kids' Nature Almanac is a month-by-month guide that can help parents and young children understand nature and explore science. This delightfully creative book includes 68 quick and easy outdoor activities that cover each of the seasons. Some of the projects may take ten minutes; others can be carried on for weeks.

Make a moon calendar for the year. Simulate lightning with wintergreen Life Savers. Follow animal footprints in the snow and identify them. Plan a child's garden for the spring. Learn about constellations. Explore how the wind lifts a kite, and then make your own wind vanes. Create rainbows in the grass with a garden hose. Build a woodland terrarium. Encourage bluebirds to visit your yard.

The Kids' Nature Almanac is wonderful sourcebook of ideas to encourage learning and inquisitiveness, and to create special family traditions as you help create an awareness of the world around you.

This month-by-month guide to the wonders of nature comes complete with 70 projects and activities that parents and children can do together to explore science, understand natural phenomena, and create a keener awareness of the world around them. 26 line drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517882931
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/14/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is an editor at a weekly New England newspaper. She has been a teacher and head of a children's day-care center for many years. She lives in Rhode Island.

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    1. Hometown:
      Brooklyn, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 12, 1968
    2. Place of Birth:
      Rochester, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Brown University, 1992
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