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Just in time for summer comes a definitive manual on taking advantage of everything the outdoors has to offer. Tornio and Keffer encourage kids to appreciate the subtleties of nature in a fast-paced, technology-saturated world. The manual is divided into four chapters, one for each season. Each chapter has its own checklist of activities, from the obvious, such as building a snowman, to the more inspired, such as creating a DIY winter wreath. Activities include recipes, trip destinations, crafts, games, and more. Each activity is measured on an adventure scale, so readers can decide just how bold they would like to be. The overarching goal is unstructured, imaginative play that will foster an appreciation for fresh air and nature throughout the year. This guidebook can be considered a sort of response to the overscheduled media environment that most young people find themselves immersed in, but its approach is undaunting, imploring kids to simply get outside a bit each day. Grades 3-8. --Erin Anderson
This is the perfect book to draw children (3-13 years of age) away from computers, electronic games and television. What is its secret? Colorful illustrations for one. A whole book full of fun ideas for another. And then there are those checkboxes. Checkboxes? Indeed! Kids love them. They'll be keen to check off the boxes and to run outdoors for the next adventure. Whether you live in the city or in the country, The Outdoor Adventure Book is chock full of things to try...and children won't even need a computer to try them.
-National Outdoor Book Awards
"Outdoor experiences can help to make kids smarter, healthier, and happier. But what is there to do outdoors? Everything! Here's a fun, practical guide, bursting with ideas and inspiration for everyday adventures. We'll be giving this book to every kid and every family we know."
-Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, naturalists and authors of the Kaufman Field Guide series
I was happy with this book and it was pretty much what I expectedPublished 16 days ago by Grandma C.
There are some pretty good ideas in here but I wouldn't spend a lot on it.Published 19 days ago by Connie Westbrook
My grandchildren loved trying out the projects. It is a fantastic family book.Published 1 month ago by Loves to read
Awesome book for great ideas to do outside. This kept my son busy trying to do all the activitiesPublished 2 months ago by sooners
What a great book! Reminds me of fun things that I did as a child and look to forward to sharing with my own kids.Published 5 months ago by jessica auer
Unplug from the T.V./video games and check off a few memories. Even though the title implies it's for kids, parents will enjoy filling out this bucket list as well.Published 7 months ago by Lou Stephenson
I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is well written and fun for outdoor family time.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer