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From the author of I Love Dirt!
comes a new selection of outdoor games, projects,
and adventures specifically for families with children ages 8–12.
As children get older and more socially active, it becomes harder and harder to come up with stimulating outdoor activities that appeal to them and allow them to connect with the whole family. Its often easy to get your children outside when theyre very young, but children ages 8–12 present a special problem that requires creativity and well-planned activities that can compete with the allure of Facebook and High School Musical.
The good news is that as children get older, the range of things they are able to do growsand so do the outdoor options. Lets Go Outside! offers a menu of activities specifically for preteens that encourages them to go outside and experience adventure in the great outdoors. Sections of the book include:
Back to Basics: Reconnecting with twists on traditional games and activities such as Capture the Flag
Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Picnics, doing homework outdoors, and socializing opportunities outdoors
Outdoor Adventures: Canoeing, biking, and camping
Environmental Experiments: Ways to explore how nature works
From the author of "I Love Dirt" comes a whole new collection of outdoor games, projects, and activities specifically designed to improve creativity, problem-solving skills, and self-esteem in kids ages 8-12.
Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside!
offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to 12. Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside—and run, dance, hike, or camp—with your preteen.
Sections of the book include:
• Back to Basics: Reconnecting with twists on traditional games and activities such as Capture the Flag
• Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Picnics, doing homework outdoors, and socializing opportunities outdoors
• Outdoor Adventures: Canoeing, biking, and camping
• Environmental Experiments: Ways to explore how nature works
About the Author
Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous childrens 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.