I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature (Google eBook)

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Shambhala Publications, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 153 pages
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I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at boygirlparty.com.

  

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Review: I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

User Review  - Christie - Goodreads

To me, the activities in this books seemed fairly obvious, but I can see how the parents of some of my students could really benefit from suggestions for open-ended activities to get their kids outside and active in nature. Read full review

Review: I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

I absolutely love this book! I have read many books about activities to do with your children and this one by far is the most unique and fun way to introduce your very littlest kids to nature and ... Read full review

Contents

Time Out
81
Zoom In
84
A Thinking Place
87
Wild HideandSeek
89
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
91
Some Web
94
RolyPoly Races
96
Look Up Look Down Look All Around
98

Going On a Bird Hunt
21
Be Like Audubon
25
A Little Birdie Told Me
28
Up Up and Away
31
Build That Nest
33
Rain Rain Come Again
36
Puddle Jumpers
38
Summer Activities for Hot Days and Warm Nights
41
Digging Dirt
43
Antics
46
Sun Fun
49
Butterfly Café
51
Ladybug Ladybug
54
Handy Plants
56
Wow Water
58
WaterHole Watching
61
Stone Age
64
Rock n Roll
66
Backyard Lullaby
69
Moon Shadows
72
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
75
Activities for Cool Days and Cloudy Weather
79
Cloud Racing
101
Wandering Wind
103
Say Whoosh
105
What Goes Up Must Come Down
108
Groovy Gravity
111
Falling for Nature
113
Winter Activities for Cold Days and Snowy Weather
117
Tweet Treat
119
Snow Me Some Fun
122
Fluffy Flakes
124
Cloud Breath
127
DottoDot Stars
129
Bare Naked Trees
131
Snow Tales
134
Feathers n Fur
136
Slip Slide Wild Ride
138
Wild and Wintry
140
Winter Garden
143
Resources and Recommended Reading
147
About the Author
151
About the Illustrator
153
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About the author (2008)

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. 

Susie Ghahremani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her artwork, which combines her love of nature, animals, music and patterns, has appeared in the New York Times, Nickelodeon Magazine, and Martha Stewart Kids, and has received illustration awards from American Illustration, the Alternative Pick, and Giant Robot. Visit her on the web at boygirlparty.com.

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