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The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms Paperback – July 21, 2010
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Step outside and look around! You'll notice many curious things you never knew were happening, no matter where you live. Full of fun ideas for what to look for and do every month of the year and with plenty of room to record what you find, The Nature Connection is your guide to exploring and discovering the wonders of the natural world all around you.
"In a time when most kids know more about the Amazon rain forest than their own backyards, Clare Walker Leslie's terrific new book will open a whole new world." -- Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods
"What better way to go through the year than looking at and wondering about nature with your kids! A great activity book for budding naturalists." -- Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe
"If I could choose one person to be my child's Rachel Carson-esque grandmother, then I'd choose Clare Walker Leslie. But if Clare wasn't available in person, then I'd want my grandchildren to have this book." -- David Sobel, Director, Teacher Certification, Antioch University
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I highly recommend this book. Please enjoy my amateur video review. I try to give you a good idea of what's inside the book so you can make your own decision to buy or not.
I was sent a complimentary review copy from Storey Publishing, in exchange for an honest review!
Part One of this book is about How to Be a Naturalist. Ms. Walker explains how to look, what to write down, what you will need, and how to record observations. Part Two goes on to talk about the Sky, weather, and seasons. There are wonderful hand drawn illustrations and lots of great information in this section. The third part is a month by month guide which gives several activities for each month and relevant information for that time of year.
How will I use this book? I will get a copy for each of my children and myself. I will begin the school year going through part one and helping my children learn how to observe nature and record their observations. Storey Publishing also has a page where you can download printable copies of the pages which you would need duplicates of to make a nature journal on their website. After we've put their nature journals together, we'll start in October or November with the monthly activities and divide them amongst the weeks. We typically study science one-two days a week.Read more ›
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We love all storey publishing books. This one is the same quality that we have come to expect. Easy to read, good illustrations, interesting presentation of facts.Published 9 days ago by Tara
This is a fantastic learning book that is not only fun to do but a great learning experience. So many pages that relate to things being studied in school explained much better than... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Melody Smith
So detailed, informative and encouraging to write! We brought this on our Fall Field Trip into the woods and it was very useful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chicmommy14
Excellent book! Very educational as well as fun. Full of really cool science facts.Published 2 months ago by samxf42
Very easy to use....I love how it's divided by months/seasons! A great addition to our homeschool.Published 3 months ago by Nebraska
The copy I recieved had major printing flaws! Pages were out of order and missing. So dissapointing. I look back and see that this has happened to others.Published 4 months ago by Diane
Really beautiful and lots of information + gorgeous sketches!! It makes us want to get outside and explore! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
this is a great book for the children and you to get involved outdoors and use as a journal. It does have a couple of evolution things mentioned in it that can be crossed out. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeffrey Lee