Sunday, May 26, 2019

Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids

Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids is a guided activity project book by homeschooler, nature educator, and blogger Kim Andrews. Due out 28th May 2019 from Rockridge press, it's 134 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

The book begins with an introduction and short expository letters aimed at the readers, both adults and young people. 10% of the page content covers safety concerns,  do's and don'ts of field activity, and the aims of the book.

The introductory chapters are followed by 5 chapter sections with 10 activity tutorials each. Each of the 10 tutorials are roughly grouped by subject: General naturist subjects, Seasons and Weather, Water Soil and Stone, Wild Creatures, and Growing Things.

Each tutorial guide includes a featured skill set and what can be learned by the activity, a materials list, and a step by step guide. Extra observations and alternative enhancement activities are scattered throughout in highlighted sidebars.

The eARC version I received (presumably also available in the release ebook version) has a very handy interactive table of contents and is linked throughout. There is also a good glossary included as well as a hyperlinked resource section. The links are mostly aimed at readers in North America, but useful for readers in other areas as well.

This would make a fine addition to a classroom or children's library. The included projects would be wonderful for a variety of settings from camp or youth club activities, classroom field trips, homeschooling or weekend family activities. 

Possibly worth noting for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is included in the KU subscription library. This is a fun and worthwhile book with lots of creative ideas for enrichment and learning in an outdoor setting.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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