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

By Jennifer Ward, Susie Ghahremani (Illustrator), Richard Louv (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author

Jennifer Ward has taught Medieval History in the Dept of Historical and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her previous books include "English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages "(Longman 1992).

Richard Louv, recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, is the author of seven books, including "Last Child in the Woods "and "The Nature Principle. "The chairman of the Children & Nature Network (www.cnaturenet.org), he is also honorary cochair of the National Forum on Children and Nature. He has written for the "San Diego Union-Tribune, " the "New York Times, " the "Washington Post, "the "Christian Science Monitor, "and other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on "The Early Show, Good Morning America, Today, "CBS "Evening News, "NBC "Nightly News, "NPR s" Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, " and many other programs. For more information, visit www.lastchildinthewoods.com.

Praise For…

“Here is the potential for much fun, many meaningful experiences—and a trove of shared stories.”—Richard Louv, from the foreword

“There may be no better way to ensure the well-being of the natural world tomorrow than to introduce children to its many small wonders today. Through a series of accessible activities designed to engage young minds and all five senses, this book reminds us of—even celebrates—the magic to be found right outside our own back doors.”—Todd Christopher, cofounder of National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour

I Love Dirt! is a perfect book for parents, teachers, or anyone who cares about children and nature. A nature-lover herself, Jennifer Ward has done an excellent job creating a collection of fun, interactive ways for children everywhere to connect with nature and combat the growing negative impact of sedentary, indoor lifestyles on our youth.”—David Mizejewski, naturalist, National Wildlife Federation, and host of Animal Planet’s Backyard Habitat

“A perfect companion to your nature center and hiking trail excursions!”—Nashville Parent

“A wonderful resource for parents. This book could be the ticket to many wonderful memories for both parent and child.”—Portland Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590305355
ISBN-10: 1590305353
Publisher: Trumpeter
Publication Date: May 13th, 2008
Pages: 153
Language: English