Suggesting an antidote to our era of ever-present screens and passive play, The Nature of Play, offers simple, seasonal activities encouraging children (and the adults who love them) to play with and among nature – whether they live among skyscrapers or fields.
The Nature of Play is packed with plentiful ideas for simple, fascinating seasonal ideas for nature-based play all year long, from long-beloved rainy day games to intrepid outdoor adventures, including:
– Learning how to find your way using nature's signs
– Cooking delicious food over a fire you've carefully built
– Weaving a timeless basket
– Hosting a special summertime party
– Tuning up your bike
…as well as nature guides, recipes and poems to celebrate the turning of the seasons, and conversations with extraordinary people.
From the pure joy of flying a homemade kite to the nocturnal magic of stargazing, this is a book for children and adults alike to turn to, whatever the weather.
soft cover, 216 pp