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The Nature Connection Workbook for Kids, Families and Classrooms

March 27, 2011

The Nature Connection
An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
written and illustrated by Clare Walker Leslie
Storey Publishing, 2010
non-fiction

Finally a nature activity book that not only is an appropriate reading level for kids, but is very interesting, too! I’ve seen many nature-friendly books for kids that are too challenging for elementary readers, or they have too many words with little space in which to write or draw. But, this book is perfect for elementary-aged students to learn, read, draw, and write.

It’s organized by How to be a Naturalist, Learning the Seasons and then, monthly, with related information and activities. The words are written in large, readable font in earthy green, white, or brown – and it just feels spacious to read.

The activity pages give simple directions and provide plenty of writing or drawing space. For example, one page “Go on a Field Trip” asks you to go on a field trip for colors, sounds and clues to the season and after each, provides lines for writing and an inset box with suggestions. See more for yourself here and watch the author on YouTube here.

Book Play: Make your own nature scavenger hunt. Write down a list of 10 things you find in your backyard. Then give your list to someone else to find those things.

WIN a copy of The Nature  Connection! E-mail your name and address (to make book delivery faster) to deborah.mock@parenthood.com with “The Nature Connection” in the subject line. We will randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of the book. Deadline for entry is midnight MST on April 16, 2011.

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  1. March 27, 2011 5:09 am

    I totaly agree.. my son goes with me to lowes and finds books on flowers and then we come home and he trys to tell me how to plant lolol

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