Author(s): Caroline Webster
Wonder can be found everywhere, in the simplest of places and in many of the activities we undertake every day - you just need to know how and where to look. And, of course, wonder is amplified tenfold when you head outdoors. The outdoors is where imagination and discovery collide in the most spectacular fashion. Mother Nature's secrets are just begging to be discovered and, what's more, she is a brilliant, patient teacher and children willing students. Everything outdoors is full of wonder. This book lists some ideas on how to encourage children to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the magic in the mundane and enchantment in the everyday. All the activities, either indoor or outside, are simple and inexpensive, and rely mostly on the ready imagination of children. If readers are guided by their knowledge of their own child, together they can find a little wonder in everything they do. So go on. Open the door, step outside and find some magic.
Caroline Webster is a freelance writer, author and founder of the award-winning blog Caro & Co. She believes that it is essential to keep children engaged with the world around them and vital to foster creativity, imagination and resilience in all they do. Her writing focuses on getting kids into the kitchen; food and food sources; gardens and gardening; nature and the outdoors; technology and how to effectively balance a child's use of that technology with real-life experiences. She became a World Vision ambassador in early 2013. Caroline is based in Sydney. You can find her at http://caroandco.com.au and on most social media platforms as @caroandcoau
Introduction, What to expect; 1. Let's get going: equipment, safety, chemicals and tools, flora and fauna; 2. Nature's wonders: wondering, finding; 3. Making the most of each day: outdoor activities, indoor activities; 4. Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter; 5. Senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, sound; 6. Concepts: colours, shapes, letters and numbers, time, web of life; Glossary