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 an award-winning author of picture books for children with more than 800,000 books in print. Most recently, she has written Mama Built a Little Nest", illustrated by Steve Jenkins, and "There Was an Old Monkey that Swallowed a Frog", illustrated by Steve Gray. A former elementary educator, Jennifer Ward is an experienced public speaker who travels the country, speaking in schools and at international and national writer and literacy conferences. Her titles have been featured in "Ranger Rick", "Your Big Backyard", "Learning Magazine", and "Real Simple", and she has been featured on national television and radio. She lives with her family in Edwardsville, Illinois. Visit her at JenniferWardBooks.com.